Once upon a time, the idea of a working mother was positively alien. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’re looking back at where we were and how far we’ve come.
The following comes from Kathy Kacher, President of Career/Life Alliance Services, an organization dedicated to the development and integration of workforce engagement, development, work-life and workplace flexibility/mobility solutions. Every day, across companies around the world, leaders are charged with providing the WHY to a variety of programs and initiatives they believe will improve their organization’s performance. Their mission is to find best practices, preferably from competitors, and dive deeply into the Google abyss in hopes of locating the research paper that will help them gain the support they need to move their initiative forward in the organization. Equally, every day, across…
Recently one of my employees shared that he and his girlfriend were adopting a golden retriever puppy. This was a big milestone for them, and he was clearly excited and a little apprehensive. I reflected on the many times over the years he’d sat patiently through baby and wedding showers, and I knew what I had to do. Two weeks later we surprised him with a team puppy shower complete with golden retriever cupcakes, puppy toys, and a ton of new puppy parent advice. He was genuinely touched that we’d recognized how important this was to him, and I realized…
Healthcare HR is on the move. The industry is expected to add more jobs over the next eight years than any other segment of the U.S. economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about one in four new jobs will be filled by doctors, nurses, lab techs, and other support roles, putting healthcare on track in the next decade to overtake state and local government as the largest employment sector in America.
You may think financial stability is just a personal problem, but it isn’t. Stress has a domino effect… and there are few stresses bigger than worrying about money. Counseling a family about college finance before they sign on the dotted line does everybody good.
We celebrated “Take Your Child to Work Day” at Bright Horizons last week (it was spring break here in MA so we took advantage of the timing). We thought it would be fun to hear from both sides on the experience so we asked the participants each one question. Parents: What’s one thing you want your child to learn about your job at “Take Your Child To Work Day?” They do know what I do, but it was nice to have them meet some of the people I work with and see me working in my office instead of…
As we finish up the second quarter of 2016, two events – Human Resource Executive’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference and Solutions at Work LIVE — got HR leaders from across the country talking about these trends in human resources.
It’s hard to believe that employers spending this type of money would not be more focused on the “front end” of their tuition reimbursement programs. Providing academic advising and counseling to users of educational benefits before employees start their studies would greatly enhance their experience, not to mention maximize the employers ROI.
We need people with the brain capacity and desire to generate brainstorms without being hamstrung by choices they made as adolescents. “Few emerging adults willing to take a chance on their business idea,” wrote the New York Times, “makes it harder for everyone else to get a job.”
Satisfying work is known to have a substantial impact on how well people do their jobs. But those same satisfying jobs can have converse effects on the work/life equation. At Biogen, that’s mean creating an evolving benefits strategy that’s gone from “need to play” to “need to win.”