Recently, I had the pleasure of having breakfast with my 20 month old grandson.? It was a little rushed as all the adults ’ my son, daughter-in-law, and I ’ had to get to work.? The little guy, untouched by the sense of urgency, enjoyed his bagel and fruit and broke out in song (a toddler version of The Itsy Bitsy Spider), complete with gestures.? As his parents cleaned his hands for the ride to his child care center, I reached for my suit jacket and discovered that the spider gestures had somehow led to a healthy dose of cream cheese on my one and only outfit for the day.
You know the drill. Healthy employees are happy employees. Multiple studies show that happy employees are more productive, engaged, and reduce health care costs.
Close to half of employees cared for their aging parents in the last 5 years. Read some of the ways Alston & Bird helps employees manage elder care stress.
Sandy Womack, Ed.D., is a woman on a mission. Her goal? To help organizations tackle the last bastion of unmeasured spending’the tuition assistance program.
Organizations spend twenty billion dollars annually on employee education but most haven’t changed their approach to learning in the last decade, laments Dr.
’Every day, in most organizations, there are employees who don’t show up, don’t give their best effort, erode organizational productivity, and cost their employers millions of dollars because of poor mental and physical health.?Conversely, there are employees who engage their colleagues and customers, generate new ideas, and save their employers thousands of dollars in healthcare costs.
On September 20, The National Bureau of Economic Research, a group of economists based in Cambridge, MA, concluded that the recession officially ended in June 2009 (that’s right 2009), and lasted 18 months. The duration makes it the longest since World War II.
Yes, another frequent flyer saga.? But actually it’s a tale of one city and two people trying to leave it. My colleagues and I are travelers and love to trade our road warrior stories.? ’Can you top this?? is a favorite pastime, and the airlines are our favorite stars in the ongoing drama.
Have you heard the one about the non-stop from Anchorage to Philadelphia that had a flat tire’ They couldn’t find a tool to fix it, changing one tire meant changing the other one as well, the flight left over two hours late ’ oh, and did I say it was a red eye’ And the very large group of passengers laughed, shared newspapers, and were in good spirits right through to departure.? Want to know the punch line?
There is none.
Last Sunday we played golf with some friends.? To make it interesting, Marty suggested that in addition to keeping our scores, we count putts.? Putting is the part of the game that should be the great equalizer.? Doesn’t matter if you’re a long hitter, straight hitter; when you putt, accuracy is all that counts.
Do employees who have access to resources that help them balance their work and family care responsibilities experience better health? Are these same employees more engaged and productive?
In an effort to answer these questions, Bright Horizons teamed up with Dr. Jamie Ladge of Northeastern University to conduct a groundbreaking study examining the benefits of utilizing employer-sponsored family care supports.