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.
Monday morning post Super Bowl and there are four things you can be sure of: some people loved the halftime show; some people didn’t; there’s still debate about who won the commercials. And a sizeable portion of your workforce didn’t show up this morning.
What’s the secret to saving business continuity during a weather emergency? It comes down to rules about critical elements such as where people will work, who’ll provide information, and what happens when school is cancelled.
Today’s employees want more from a job than a paycheck and a place to go for eight hours a day. Employers that adopt culture-centric approaches to business become not just coveted workplaces, but also, not coincidentally, financial success stories.
What are parents supposed to do when the boss expects them at work but a surprise leaves them without child care? For both organizations and employees, this is more than a theoretical question.