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.
Employee vacation is a high-ROI benefit. But too often it’s treated by organizations as a gift rather than a strategy. And doing so negates its value. Organizations need to fix that.
Millennial employees get all the press these days. But here’s a fun fact – they’re not the only generation you need to worry about. There’s another two-thirds of working people who also have key roles to play. And each brings (and needs) something different.
What’s on the minds of talent leaders? According to the recent SHRM 2017…plenty. Here are 3 takeaways that generated the most buzz.
It’s often said that people with children have the hardest time balancing work and personal lives. Guess who else has a hard time? People without children. And the battles between the two camps are hurting productivity.
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.”
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.