In honor of Mother’s Day, we ask, what’s it like to be a working mother? It’s out of this world.
Lately we’ve been hearing naysayers questioning the value of Take Your Child to Work Day. If it’s no longer Take Our Daughters to Work Day (the original intent, designed to inspire girls into the workforce, but changed to include boys when it felt too exclusionary)….what’s it really for? We can think of a few things.
The unrelenting demands paired with literally life-and-death decisions create the conundrum of the healthcare job; engaged employees drive healthcare; but the demands of healthcare drive disengaged employees. And a recent study shows unmistakable signs of trouble. What’s the answer?
What’s the secret to mothers returning to work after a baby? It starts with the experiences of working parents before her.
Would working dads really leave a job for less money and more family friendliness? The more important question is…why are they even thinking about it?
Taking on the “false assumptions” about work and motherhood has led one famous movie studio to rethink the way they recruit, hire & promote working mothers.
Once upon a time, work ruled. But times have changed. Maybe that’s because employees have changed and work/life benefits are shifting.
It’s almost President’s Day, which means no school, so no child care…and even if it isn’t a holiday within your organization, for many people, it still means no work. In this — and many other — dependent-care situations, back-up care can act as a safety net for your employees and their families.
While the rest of the world was still trying to shake off the late night or Googling “GOAT,” one employee was calling back-up care to dispatch a child care provider to his house to take care of his children.
Back in 2012, Millennial men in a Wharton school study expressed skepticism about becoming future fathers, saying they believed the demands of modern jobs made it unlikely that family lives could fit with work. Five years later it seems they are indeed having children, they’re just adjusting the ground rules to make work fit their lives.