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.
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.
Dear Santa…if we can’t have a puppy, can we at least get an empty inbox or a week without meetings? What employees really want this Christmas.
Working mothers are as committed to their jobs as they were pre-pregnancy. So what’s the real reason why women leave work?
“Waiting for a parent to come off a plane can take hours,” says Bright Horizons’ Brandi Nobles, driving force behind the Bright Space at the RDU airport. “This is a spot for families and their children to be away from other passengers; a way for them to get time by themselves.”
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.
Millennials are asking questions, getting rid of that tired old phrase, “but it’s always been that way,” and putting cultural progress in the same basket as technological.
In the age of the email, there are few feelings more sinking than the realization that you just hit “reply all”….when you absolutely, positively shouldn’t have. But such are the perils of the round-the-clock workday; the haze of late-night exhaustion that can prompt not just reply-alls, but rash reactions, ill-advised replies, and then attempts to either unsend or plead (“Disregard last message!” or “Please don’t read!”).