The number of women doctors and business leaders has failed to keep pace with the percentage of women in medical and business schools. Why the drop-off?
Personal financial literacy scares people so much they don’t want to think about it. But it gets to them anyway, and then costs everyone by quietly gnawing at productivity.
Positive culture is considered a company’s secret to success. But can you get too much of good thing? Horizons Workforce Consulting’s (HWC) Lucy English says all the dedication to building a strong culture might be actually costing in another important area; diversity.
Looking for the latest in human resources news? Take a look at what made our April roundup.
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 Horizons of Excellence awards, presented for the first time at this year’s event in Austin, honors those who have raised the bar in our field; organizations from diverse industries with truly forward-thinking approaches to cultivating success through positive business cultures.
From medicine to business, the numbers of working women are simply not keeping pace with their numbers in school. And it’s costing organizations in talent and knowledge.
Employees are attracted to companies with positive cultures that offer support through benefits like flex time, generous vacation time, and family care and assistance. But once they’ve accepted the job, many find that while these benefits might be offered – and touted – those who take advantage of them are actually looked down upon.
The healthcare talent shortage is very real. HR people from top hospitals from around the country talked about it recently at our Bright Horizons Solutions at Work LIVE conference’s People Strategies in Healthcare Forum.
The Happiness Advantage author Shawn Achor recently delivered the keynote at the Bright Horizons Solutions at Work LIVE conference. I got to ask him about his research and how it can be applied to managers in the workplace.