While dependent care was once a smallish part of work-life, which was a smallish part of HR, it is now a momentous responsibility for someone at headquarters of large global organizations. What global organizations need is a strategic vision consistent with company values, and a plan.
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“The winners share a few key traits,” says the Boston Globe article about the list culled from anonymous employee surveys: “treating workers well, giving them a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.”
A job boom in February signals that a tight labor market will soon affect employers. But along with a growth in jobs is an increasing need for employees with more advanced skills. How do you find employees with those skills? You don’t…you grow them in house.
HR topics have been making a splash in headlines recently. All this news has a clear impact on our work as HR professionals, and it’s an exciting time to be in the profession. That said, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date! That’s why we’ve decided to bring top HR news stories to you.
One of the most emailed articles from the Sunday NY Times this week was one about a company called True & Co. The article featured their online customization tool for buying bras.
Last week, the World Forum on Early Care and Education met in Puerto Rico to discuss early education policy, practices and national agendas on the world’s youngest citizens. More than 830 delegates from 81 countries attended. Clearly, the subject of young children is of utmost concern.
If your company has employees living and working outside of the US, do you support their work/life needs? Or is this a “local” decision-making process with little central planning or support? For many successful organizations in the US, providing some form of work/life supports to employees has been the norm. In fact, there are several awards designed to showcase particularly successful efforts. Companies’ global workforce solutions might include support for child care or elder care, flexible work arrangements, or resources to promote health and well-being, and they consider these well-valued programs as strategic investments. Work/Life Programs for Employees Abroad Developing a comprehensive…
A Monday in November, halfway across the world. A torrential downpour and Bangalore traffic greeted us as we tried to move around the city. What is it like for people that live and work in Bangalore? How about for parents, fighting wild traffic every day to get their kids? You see people on scooters, motorbikes, and buses, all trying to get home after a long day at work. And you must be patient because the streets are shared, bustling with activity on foot and in cars, with cows headed home and those beige dogs roaming around (why are they always that same color?).
If you had the good fortune to sit in a room full of professional women in India, you’d no doubt be impressed by their accomplishments. These women are primed to succeed: passionate, educated, intense, and focused on learning and advancing in their chosen fields. Such attributes should bring joy to the hearts of employers. But the actual story is quite different. Though there’s much talk in India about working women as an increasingly important part of country’s labor market, there’s little actual evidence that this is so. There are few supports and policies in place that help women to be…