Benefits are often chosen based on their projected macro returns. But the actual value is often felt on a micro level – as in the real ability of a real employee to do an important job on a specific day.
Around here, we spend a lot of time explaining the importance of back-up care. But sometimes, kids make the case for us. We give you, exhibit A: the recently viral Live Interview Gate Crashed by Children.
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.
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.
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?
Learn how back-up care helped one employee balance the needs of work and children throughout her career. In short, she says…it’s been a game changer.
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.”
With so many moving parts these days, nothing happens the way you’d expect; and smart HR people know cause-and-effect is a thing of the past. A successful presentation in Fresno might depend on completion of a college essay in Duluth. A thorough pre-signing assessment of a contract in Texas might hinge on the timely arrival of a dog walker in Silver Springs. Here’s how to build a better HR strategy by listening to your employees and getting to the root of their needs.
It’s Leap Day, the day we add a February 29th to keep the calendar up with the earth. In honor of the day, here are a few other things we’ve had to keep up with in the last four years.