From medicine to business, the numbers of working women are simply not keeping pace with their numbers in school. And it’s costing organizations in talent and knowledge.
Employees are attracted to companies with positive cultures that offer support through benefits like flex time, generous vacation time, and family care and assistance. But once they’ve accepted the job, many find that while these benefits might be offered – and touted – those who take advantage of them are actually looked down upon.
What’s the secret to mothers returning to work after a baby? It starts with the experiences of working parents before her.
Around here, we spend a lot of time explaining the importance of back-up care. But sometimes, kids make the case for us. We give you, exhibit A: the recently viral Live Interview Gate Crashed by Children.
Would working dads really leave a job for less money and more family friendliness? The more important question is…why are they even thinking about it?
Why are we not engaging and fully employing women leaders? Good question.
Back in 2012, Millennial men in a Wharton school study expressed skepticism about becoming future fathers, saying they believed the demands of modern jobs made it unlikely that family lives could fit with work. Five years later it seems they are indeed having children, they’re just adjusting the ground rules to make work fit their lives.
Working fathers, it turns out, are employers’ newest employee retention problem. Though conflicts between jobs and parenting have long been considered a woman’s issue, young dads on both sides of the Atlantic are beginning to express similar frustrations. And the result is a generation of men talking with their feet.
Parental leave announcements have become like a competitive sport; every day, a shiny, new one comes along with a new-and-improved spin to one-up others in the field. The announcements have gotten a lot of press. Trouble is, there’s question about what these offerings really mean.
Gender bias is creeping into employee reviews. A new study shows it affects both working mothers and fathers — albeit in different ways.