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.”
A Dream Company supports people as a company rather than individuals, and so lays the groundwork for longer lasting results than a dream job. So if the answer to giving employees their dream job is in reality to become their Dream Company, how do you become one?
We’d like to send a loud shoutout to our learning team. Just this month, their work struck gold as they were recognized as a 2016 LearningElite winner by Chief Learning Officer magazine
Solutions at Work LIVE will gather industry leaders to talk about the things on every HR leader’s mind. Come back next week for insights and where to experience the conference via video on demand.
This April Fool’s, we salute all of the jokesters and pranksters among today’s companies. We’ll be laughing along with the junk-food perfumes and bacon-scented toys…but we’ll be quietly standing on the sidelines not eating unicorns…and not tempting the fates.
Combing through stock prices of Best Companies over the last 28 years, a London researcher found that, firms with high employee satisfaction outperform their peers by 2.3% to 3.8% per year in long-run stock returns – 89% to 184% cumulative. That should get employers thinking seriously about exactly what they can do to increase employees’ job satisfaction.
Young people have been inviting their elder’s ire since stone-age moms complained their kids were wasting all their time staring at that darned newfangled fire. But before we write today’s youngest employees off for their shortcomings, let’s consider what we should be learning from our Millennial colleagues.