Work-life balance and well-being are important to people; both managers and employees believe achieving it is mostly dependent upon work culture (versus changes at home). And the rewards for delivering are great for bottom lines. Yet employees and employers disagree on whether balance really exists. So what gives?
Horizons Workforce Consulting surveyed more than 4,000 working adults from across geographies and industries and found substantial benefits associated with being a Dream Company – significantly greater benefits than merely having people who are in Dream Jobs.
New research about working mothers inspired one working mom to look at the successful careers of her mother and grandmother, the role they played in her own ambitions, and what her career path might mean for her daughter’s future.
The challenges of finding appropriate child care — the “trilemma” for working parents — are becoming increasingly stressful. Rather than distracted parents and frustrated coworkers, consider an employer-sponsored child care solution.
When we begin a work/life or workforce well-being study, we often hear two directives: “We need to tackle the big issues with data,” and “We need to identify low-hanging fruit quickly.” So how do you identify effective, rapid responses while ensuring the organization continues with important larger planning?
Is your business prepared for extreme weather? New England businesses with back-up care programs were best-equipped to weather this year’s unprecedented amount of snow.
We recently hosted a webinar titled “Your Workforce: What They Need, Why It Matters.” While listening, I realized that some HR professionals are probably wondering where to start. How can you learn about and start understanding your workforce, and what does that process look like?
A wise candy wrapper recently told me that “chocolate brings joy.” I won’t argue. But it did make me stop and think about what truly brings me joy, especially since we’re heading into the holidays. On the top of my list are the three F’s. . . Family, Faith, and Friends. In fourth place is work. But the joy I feel at work also supports my three F’s. Let me explain.
Why should employers help parents reduce work/family conflict? I would venture to guess that when faced with a conflict, parents choose to be with their child. And the one time parents do go to work, they’re so distracted and preoccupied, they might as well have taken the time off.
Not long ago, we released our Modern Family Index with a significant amount of data about what’s challenging people in the workforce. It might be tempting to think the data are merely abstract numbers. But they aren’t.