Employee Appreciation Day is today…and we have to be honest – we’re not celebrating. Here’s why.
Taking on the “false assumptions” about work and motherhood has led one famous movie studio to rethink the way they recruit, hire & promote working mothers.
Once upon a time, work ruled. But times have changed. Maybe that’s because employees have changed and work/life benefits are shifting.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked what wins employees’ hearts. The answer? Say it with values statements.
Back in 2012, Millennial men in a Wharton school study expressed skepticism about becoming future fathers, saying they believed the demands of modern jobs made it unlikely that family lives could fit with work. Five years later it seems they are indeed having children, they’re just adjusting the ground rules to make work fit their lives.
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.
When employees use their own resources to try and maintain work/life balance, they often become unable to focus and do their jobs well. Read and learn one employer’s story.
It’s generally accepted that healthy employees cost employers less. So should you make it your mission to try to improve your employees’ health? There’s a lot of evidence that says…no.
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.
“What will the boss say?” That’s a top question on employees’ minds when they’re planning for a family. And about 70% say it’s actually affected the timing of that first little bundle.It’s just one of the surprising findings from a recently released survey of new and expectant working parents: employers play an unexpectedly prominent role in family planning.