Gender bias is creeping into employee reviews. A new study shows it affects both working mothers and fathers — albeit in different ways.
Bright Horizons CEO Dave Lissy was recently asked by a reporter on NECN television whether he thought working parents’ worries reported in our Modern Family Index – fears they’d be viewed negatively at work after a child – were well founded. One answer can be found in a personal narrative offered by one of our Solutions at Work blog readers.
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.
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.
Data shows how big a role college plays in financial wellness, both for today’s parents trying to survive without resorting to a diet of macaroni and cheese, and tomorrow’s graduates doing the same while saddled with large amounts of debt. And that compromised financial wellness has known costs for employers.
“Waiting for a parent to come off a plane can take hours,” says Bright Horizons’ Brandi Nobles, driving force behind the Bright Space at the RDU airport. “This is a spot for families and their children to be away from other passengers; a way for them to get time by themselves.”
Family friendly employers may be a national discussion, but results from the 2016 Modern Family Index show that working parents are still feeling the sting of children on careers; so much so that the job has become the surprising third partner in family planning.
Millennial fathers have a different outlook from dads of the past. They’re prioritizing family equally with careers and looking for workplaces that do too.
Snow is a funny thing. Everyone knows it’s coming, and yet it still catches people by surprise. Then you have storm-related losses, followed by Monday morning lists of things business leaders wish they’d done. What are some of the big lessons of winter’s past that you should heed?