The explosion of Millennials out hunting Weedles and Charmanders should at least be a little instructional. The game pretty much checks all the boxes on the Millennials’ wish lists in life, not just Pokemon.
No longer content with the 50s sitcom version, today’s fathers are changing the definition of what’s dadly. And the age of the enlightened dad promises rewards or costs to employers depending on whether or not they’re paying attention.
In honor of Father’s Day, we’d like to send an enthusiastic shout out to some notable moments in recent dad history. What dads are making news?
Rolling out benefits programs based solely on personal experience (HR or company leadership, for example) risks missing entire groups of valuable contributors who don’t happen to share challenges with those making decisions.
Jarad’s story captivated us all recently as we learned he had been called up by the Army again. Earlier this month, he temporarily left his job as a Bright Horizons construction manager to go back to his other job as a Staff Sergeant and construction project manager in the Army Reserves. He leaves us for a year to deploy with his unit to Kuwait.
Today’s companies of all sizes are competing to win the best and brightest by providing benefit solutions to help them balance their responsibilities at home and at work. But how exactly does that happen … and where do you start? Not long ago, Joy Matthews, vice president of total rewards at insurance company QBE, was faced with that very question. “My goal was to make a stronger story for the QBE employee experience.”
Once upon a time, the idea of a working mother was positively alien. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’re looking back at where we were and how far we’ve come.
You may think financial stability is just a personal problem, but it isn’t. Stress has a domino effect… and there are few stresses bigger than worrying about money. Counseling a family about college finance before they sign on the dotted line does everybody good.
We need people with the brain capacity and desire to generate brainstorms without being hamstrung by choices they made as adolescents. “Few emerging adults willing to take a chance on their business idea,” wrote the New York Times, “makes it harder for everyone else to get a job.”
Satisfying work is known to have a substantial impact on how well people do their jobs. But those same satisfying jobs can have converse effects on the work/life equation. At Biogen, that’s mean creating an evolving benefits strategy that’s gone from “need to play” to “need to win.”