From medicine to business, the numbers of working women are simply not keeping pace with their numbers in school. And it’s costing organizations in talent and knowledge.
Employees are attracted to companies with positive cultures that offer support through benefits like flex time, generous vacation time, and family care and assistance. But once they’ve accepted the job, many find that while these benefits might be offered – and touted – those who take advantage of them are actually looked down upon.
The unrelenting demands paired with literally life-and-death decisions create the conundrum of the healthcare job; engaged employees drive healthcare; but the demands of healthcare drive disengaged employees. And a recent study shows unmistakable signs of trouble. What’s the answer?
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.