Child care responsibilities arrive with the fanfare of a new baby, while elder care generally simmers below the surface. Yet the impacts are staggering. Productivity losses are estimated in the billions when employees take off time to care for aging parents.
Planning for snow days in summer may seem depressing. But a good business continuity plan can protect bottom lines from more than just snow. And the time to plan is long before you need it.
Working mothers learn early that they’ll have to shift gears to squeeze so much into so little time. And business leaders are recognizing their value.
One of the greatest obstacles to an employee’s workday (and so things like business continuity and productivity) is a child with sniffles. The CDC says about 22 million school days are lost annually to such occasions. So workplaces have good incentive to ask the question: what should parents do?
A recent article says “Americans Are Choosing Paid Jobs Over Family Caregiving.” Trouble is, it’s not exactly true.
Employee vacation is a high-ROI benefit. But too often it’s treated by organizations as a gift rather than a strategy. And doing so negates its value. Organizations need to fix that.
On July 1st, our neighbors to the north celebrated Canada Day. Among the facts we learned: Canadians are doing a much better job keeping women in the workforce than we are. Here’s what we can learn from them.
Prevailing notions about women are not just stymying women’s careers, they’re actively driving them backwards. And they’re among the things that will have to change for organizations to get women’s best contributions at work.
Millennial employees get all the press these days. But here’s a fun fact – they’re not the only generation you need to worry about. There’s another two-thirds of working people who also have key roles to play. And each brings (and needs) something different.
Millions of employees are caring for elderly parents. But nearly half of managers are in the dark. And that’s just one business side effect of the current eldercare in the workplace crisis.