New organizational perks have spurred debate about whether newfangled corporate campuses and splashy amenities are helpful benefits or merely double-edged enticements to get people to work longer hours. Why can’t they be viewed as beneficial for everybody?
Two years ago, Millennials told Stew Friedman they worried about having children. Today beginning to become working parents, they’re finding the same challenges faced by generations before, but are determined to find employers who support them.
Hard ROI — like what you get from back-up care or educational advice — is critical. But programs that also deliver “feel-good” ROI have additional ability to impact important HR goals.
A Harvard study says employees lost 11 days of productivity annually due to insomnia. Yet Horizons Workforce Consulting says many employees lie awake worrying about work. So improving productivity may start with employers finding answers to what’s keeping people up at night.
Elder care is being increasingly recognized as a workplace challenge, with AARP saying 60% of those providing elder care work full time. Beyond the numbers, you’ll discover the employees and their stories of the struggle to balance elder care while working and, many, raising children.
Last year, Horizons Workforce Consulting’s Andrea Wicks Bowles asked some interesting questions about how to get employees to use their benefits. This year’s report on benefits trends shows why answering those question should be high on employers’ to-do lists.
Horizons Workforce Consulting’s study of 4,000 people showed that fewer than half of employees (only 40%) get enough sleep every night. New data shows the negative consequences for the employees…and the company.
Despite having the least amount of paid vacation time in the world, Americans – managers and their reports — are simply not taking time off. This, says a new report by Horizons Workforce Consulting, is bad new for employees and their organizations.
As young companies make news with their fresh takes on business practices, it might be tempting for everybody to jump in with the most newfangled approaches to culture. But who you are as a company will affect whether any of those things will actually work.
Last year, Bright Horizons released the Modern Family Index, a series of data showing insights about working parents. The most startling fact: employees thought family responsibilities would get them fired. Today we look back at the data, what, if anything has changed, and why it still matters to today’s employers.