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.
Why are we not engaging and fully employing women leaders? Good question.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked what wins employees’ hearts. The answer? Say it with values statements.
Since the 1980s the percentage of computer science degrees earned by women has fallen by more than half, to 18 from 38 percent. “Every company needs technology,“ Melinda Gates told BackChannel, “and yet we’re graduating fewer women technologists. That is not good for society. We have to change it.”
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.
Working fathers, it turns out, are employers’ newest employee retention problem. Though conflicts between jobs and parenting have long been considered a woman’s issue, young dads on both sides of the Atlantic are beginning to express similar frustrations. And the result is a generation of men talking with their feet.
Parental leave announcements have become like a competitive sport; every day, a shiny, new one comes along with a new-and-improved spin to one-up others in the field. The announcements have gotten a lot of press. Trouble is, there’s question about what these offerings really mean.
Gender bias is creeping into employee reviews. A new study shows it affects both working mothers and fathers — albeit in different ways.
Acting awards have little to do with the things most of us do on a daily basis. But Ryan Gosling spoke for working parents everywhere when he thanked Eva Mendes for taking care of the couple’s children (among other responsibilities) while he was working.