Why do people assume new parents will make bad employees? Why are colleagues so wary? Why, if managers believe that working parents are among the best performers, are parents simultaneously feeling downgraded as second rate? The answer, it may turn out, is that employees without children aren’t feeling supported either.
Dear Santa…if we can’t have a puppy, can we at least get an empty inbox or a week without meetings? What employees really want this Christmas.
Millennials are asking questions, getting rid of that tired old phrase, “but it’s always been that way,” and putting cultural progress in the same basket as technological.
All the attention on Millennials is understandably leaving Gen X and Boomers feeling a little, dare we say it, Jan Brady-esque. Gen X is already pleading for employers’ attention like main characters in a Dr. Seuss book. But Boomers – particularly newly launched empty nesters — need some attention, too.
Flexible work hours allow employees to balance their time, freeing them up to focus on work while at work and other responsibilities outside the office.
Flexible schedules are becoming an increasingly popular – and important – offering. And it serves every demographic in your workforce.
What’s the cost of college debt? The new EdAssist® Student Loan Debt Survey, conducted by Kelton Global, shows the real toll goes well beyond dollars and cents.
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.”
A Dream Company supports people as a company rather than individuals, and so lays the groundwork for longer lasting results than a dream job. So if the answer to giving employees their dream job is in reality to become their Dream Company, how do you become one?
Young people have been inviting their elder’s ire since stone-age moms complained their kids were wasting all their time staring at that darned newfangled fire. But before we write today’s youngest employees off for their shortcomings, let’s consider what we should be learning from our Millennial colleagues.