Once upon a time, work ruled. But times have changed. Maybe that’s because employees have changed and work/life benefits are shifting.
It’s almost President’s Day, which means no school, so no child care…and even if it isn’t a holiday within your organization, for many people, it still means no work. In this — and many other — dependent-care situations, back-up care can act as a safety net for your employees and their families.
While the rest of the world was still trying to shake off the late night or Googling “GOAT,” one employee was calling back-up care to dispatch a child care provider to his house to take care of his children.
Back in 2015 during the AFC football championship, New England Patriot Julian Edelman (who is not a quarterback) threw a 51-yard touchdown pass that changed the course of the game. That moment holds lessons for businesses as well as football teams.
Parental leave announcements have become like a competitive sport; every day, a shiny, new one comes along with a new-and-improved spin to one-up others in the field. The announcements have gotten a lot of press. Trouble is, there’s question about what these offerings really mean.
Acting awards have little to do with the things most of us do on a daily basis. But Ryan Gosling spoke for working parents everywhere when he thanked Eva Mendes for taking care of the couple’s children (among other responsibilities) while he was working.
In today’s competitive job market, getting employees to stick around is getting increasingly difficult. We’ve got 10 New Year’s resolutions you can follow to help drive your talent acquisition and retention strategies in 2017.
When you’re a top hospital caring for more than a half-million patients 24-7, you need to count on employees. The challenge is making sure they get to work even when care for children and parents breaks down.
Why on-site child care? Let Working Mother tell you. “One way great companies have found to make going to work easier on parents and their kids is by providing some sort of onsite daycare or childcare.”
It’s not just about the money. That’s one of the takeaways of a recent webinar discussion with EdAssist’s Mark Ward and Tracy Beard about maximizing the efficacy of today’s tuition programs. How much you cap your programs is one aspect: how you design them is another.