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.”
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.
So, how does an employer who has a workforce full of patient caregivers or teachers (or any role that’s human-labor intensive for that matter) authentically support work/life balance? The key words are FLEXIBILITY and CONTROL. Employees who feel that there is some degree of flexibility in their scheduling — and who feel they have input into how that schedule is created — are much more likely to indicate they have work/life balance.
Roughly 10% of the workforce currently supports a child with special needs. As part of Autism Awareness Month, we’re featuring weekly stories throughout April about what this means for employees and how employers can help. The following comes from Adam R. Goldberg, M.Ed, Founder & CEO of myEdGPS.
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?
To make the most of those painstakingly assembled benefits packages, employees have to use them. But many – particularly Millennials — are falling behind. A survey from Collective Health of San Mateo, CA found that 72% of 18- to34-year olds are often confused about the benefit options they have.
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
Employee coaching is the act of helping people to solve their own problems rather than telling them what to do. This is important because it allows employees to develop their own critical thinking skills. Ultimately, it’s also the best way for leaders to develop their pipeline.
One in five children now struggles with special or exceptional needs, and about 50 percent of employees care for children or young adults, the impact is significant to any employer. When children have options, parents have peace of mind and everybody benefits.
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