An office environment can be challenging for introverts and their coworkers. Here are some tips for introverted leaders and managers to thrive at work!
Why should healthcare employers be so concerned about flex time? Apart from the stress factor is the fact that employees in healthcare must be on the job. Unlike other workforces, nurses and other providers cannot simply pick up their work another day or have their role accomplished in some automated fashion – such as by robot.
So, how does an employer who has a workforce full of patient caregivers or teachers (or any role that’s human-labor intensive for that matter) authentically support work/life balance? The key words are FLEXIBILITY and CONTROL. Employees who feel that there is some degree of flexibility in their scheduling — and who feel they have input into how that schedule is created — are much more likely to indicate they have work/life balance.
Maximizing vendor relationships takes effort; it requires clients to be upfront about strategic goals and challenges outside of the contract. But the efforts are often rewarded.
Work-life balance and well-being are important to people; both managers and employees believe achieving it is mostly dependent upon work culture (versus changes at home). And the rewards for delivering are great for bottom lines. Yet employees and employers disagree on whether balance really exists. So what gives?
Horizons Workforce Consulting surveyed more than 4,000 working adults from across geographies and industries and found substantial benefits associated with being a Dream Company – significantly greater benefits than merely having people who are in Dream Jobs.
New research about working mothers inspired one working mom to look at the successful careers of her mother and grandmother, the role they played in her own ambitions, and what her career path might mean for her daughter’s future.
The challenges of finding appropriate child care — the “trilemma” for working parents — are becoming increasingly stressful. Rather than distracted parents and frustrated coworkers, consider an employer-sponsored child care solution.
When we begin a work/life or workforce well-being study, we often hear two directives: “We need to tackle the big issues with data,” and “We need to identify low-hanging fruit quickly.” So how do you identify effective, rapid responses while ensuring the organization continues with important larger planning?
Is your business prepared for extreme weather? New England businesses with back-up care programs were best-equipped to weather this year’s unprecedented amount of snow.