Employers have complicated relationships with sick days. Why we need to make it unequivocally ok for employees to stay home.
The Tuesday post Labor Day is always a rude awakening, when summer is over and there’s not a heck of a lot of time before the dead zone of the holidays sets in. So on this first day of the last big push of the whole year, here are a few things that should be on your radar.
For parents of grade-school-age children, summer leaves a black hole of child care. It affects productivity and business continuity. Many employers are launching back-up care to help.
An old saying about computer users says there are two types: those who backup…and those who are about to. The same can be said about organizations and emergency planning.
Snow is a funny thing. Everyone knows it’s coming, and yet it still catches people by surprise. Then you have storm-related losses, followed by Monday morning lists of things business leaders wish they’d done. What are some of the big lessons of winter’s past that you should heed?
The importance of being prepared has renewed urgency in the wake of the post-Maria heartache in Puerto Rico.
Planning for snow days in summer may seem depressing. But a good business continuity plan can protect bottom lines from more than just snow. And the time to plan is long before you need it.
Benefits are often chosen based on their projected macro returns. But the actual value is often felt on a micro level – as in the real ability of a real employee to do an important job on a specific day.
Research says employees who take time off work and think better. Yet American workforces refuse to take a break. Get the facts about employee vacation and what role your managers play in ensuring your people avoid employee burnout.
When talking about working parents, the data is just one part of the narrative. What’s equally important is the stories behind the numbers.