In order to be truly family-friendly, your organization needs to be all-inclusive, no matter how each employee defines “family.”
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.”
Child care responsibilities arrive with the fanfare of a new baby, while elder care generally simmers below the surface. Yet the impacts are staggering. Productivity losses are estimated in the billions when employees take off time to care for aging parents.
Right now, high school students around the country are nervously hovering around virtual and actual mail boxes waiting for the big news about their college applications: accepted or denied? Why does this matter to employers? We posed the question to Bright Horizons’ Patrick Donovan.
Maximizing vendor relationships takes effort; it requires clients to be upfront about strategic goals and challenges outside of the contract. But the efforts are often rewarded.
A well-crafted dependent-care strategy isn’t a hit-or-miss assemblage; it’s a carefully created puzzle, with the ROI – in avoided absenteeism, engaged parents – as the prize.
Wondering what to get your employees this year? How about an avatar that ensures all employee responsibilities are created equal?
Hard ROI — like what you get from back-up care or educational advice — is critical. But programs that also deliver “feel-good” ROI have additional ability to impact important HR goals.
Millennials aren’t the only employees struggling with college debt. Many Boomers are also paying college loans — their own, their children’s or their grandchildren’s — making financial guidance a key to not only financial wellness, but also benefit equity.
Does your company have a future workforce strategy? You need to know what’s affecting your specific employee population, and then create employee benefits strategies that head off future issues.