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Don't Leave When You Leave

Joan Williams | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Joan Williams

Another great article by Claire Cain Martin documents that younger professional women are more likely than their elders to plan on taking a career break when they have kids. For them, Sheryl Sandberg's famous advice -- Don't Leave Before You Leave -- can now be supplemented with new advice: Don't Leave When You Leave.

Where in the World: Millennials, Untethered

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Recent college graduates often don't have work experience, and need a lot of coaching and guidance. Working remotely involves a definite skill set, from the tone of emails to ensuring that you remain a presence among your teammates, even if they can't see you in the next cubicle.

When It Comes to Careers, Why Is There No Value Placed on Being With Our Children?

Stacey Brooks Delo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Stacey Brooks Delo

Why is the idea of a mother leaving to be with her children at dinner time somehow viewed as a bad thing, and more importantly, as a career staller -- particularly given that when men do this they are viewed as good dads and not penalized from a career perspective?

Top 6 Things Fathers Should Know About Their Workplace Rights

Dina Bakst | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Dina Bakst

If you're still struggling to find that perfect gift, forget the necktie and send dad this list -- something he can actually use at work.

Does Your Calendar Have A Chokehold On You?

Mike Monteiro | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Mike Monteiro

Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. I've yet to see a résumé -- and I hope I never do -- that lists "attends meetings well" as a skill. Yet attending meetings ends up being a key component of many jobs. And it's stupid.

America Trails the Developed World on Paid Leave For Working People

David A. Love | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
David A. Love

For all of the talk of American exceptionalism, the U.S. is exceptionally bad in the treatment of its workers. America--the world's largest economy--is one of the few advanced nations without a national policy guaranteeing paid sick leave for workers.

3 Secrets To Creating A Productive Routine

Amy Morin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Being stuck in a rut can kill your creativity, stress you out, and zap your productivity. So how do you create a routine that conserves your mental energy without getting stuck in a rut? Here are three strategies.

The Untapped Workforce

Manon DeFelice | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Manon DeFelice

Thousands of highly talented, motivated individuals are unemployed. They have JDs from Harvard, MBAs from Wharton and PhDs from Stanford. They built careers, and then one day, they stopped. Why? Because they are mothers.

3 Ways To Spend More Time With Your Family Without Quitting Your Job

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

So you want to spend more time with your family. You could do what a couple of big-shot executives have recently done: wait for years, until you’...

Why We Should Match Our Work Schedules To Our Biological Clocks

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living

It's not uncommon for shift workers to struggle with the quality of their sleep, often logging less than six hours of shut-eye each night. However, a ...

Life Would Be Infinitely Easier If These Things Were More Flexible

Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology

In a country that prides itself on giving every American the right to exercise his or her free will, there are still plenty of limitations and restric...

Say it Ain't Snow: A Working Parent's Dilemma

Brad Harrington | Posted 04.11.2015 | Parents
Brad Harrington

While snow days are a welcome event for kids, they wreak havoc for working parents as they try to meet the competing demands of work and family. Obviously, we remain powerless to alter acts of nature, but there are things employers can do to diminish the challenges inherent in such events.

Working From Home Is Good For You And Your Boss

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living

As a Winter Storm Juno ravages the Northeast, many employees are skipping their daily commutes and office 9-to-5, and instead getting comfortable with...

To Promote Women's Leadership, Don't Forget the Benefits Gap

Emily Baxter | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Baxter

Changing work culture, especially for high-earning women, means recognizing the value of caregiving and work-life balance. For women in hourly, low-wage work, it means changing cultures that see them as replaceable and also irresponsible when caregiving clashes with unpredictable schedules.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Myth About Dads And Work-Life Balance, Busted

Posted 10.23.2014 | Parents

By: Chad Brooks Published: 10/23/2014 06:22 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily In the past, discussions surrounding flexible work schedules have tended...

Preparing for the Future of Work and the (Integrated) Pursuit of Happiness

Sophie Wade | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

In moving to more customized work situations, responsibility and accountability also shifts towards the individual.

Work and Family Policy Is Important to Both Parties

David Gray | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
David Gray

October is National Work and Family month. A time when we are called to recognize the stress and strains on families trying to balance their work, family-care and personal responsibilities.

The "Right to Request" Flexibility

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Rose Stanley

One fear that some managers have in granting the request is that if they give it to one employee, they will have to give it to everyone. Because of that fear, what may occur is the original flexibility request goes under the radar and is a negotiated "deal" between that employee and their manager.

6 Things That Will Actually Help You Get A More Flexible Work Schedule

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents

Flexibility at work is important to many employees, but perhaps to no group more so than parents. An arrangement that lets a commuting mother work fro...

The 'Right to Request': Workplace Flexibility Takes Leaps and Bounds

Sophie Wade | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Sophie Wade

‎Whatever one's affiliation, companies' shareholders will be best served all round if leaders are well informed about "Right to Request" flexible working policies and adopt them. Let's build upon the current progress and these announcements and continue to stride forward. O

White House Summit on Working Families Marks a 'New Movement'

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

In many ways the Summit, held on June 23rd, felt like a movement, a combination of a political pep rally and a church service with crowds of true believers jumping to their feet, calling out from the audience, and cheering.

The One Morning Work Mistake You Can't Recover From

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business

Rolling into the office around 9:30 a.m. every day may be killing your career, even if you stay late to put in a full day's worth of work. A new s...

My Team's Selfishness is Great for Our Clients

Stacy Crinks | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Stacy Crinks

I encourage each person on my team to selfishly (openly, honestly) communicate where, when, and on what she'd like to work, so we can together create a work experience that she loves.

Both Employers And Employees Can Benefit From Greater Workplace Flexibility, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

More than two-thirds of U.S. workers feel a constant strain between meeting the demands of their work schedules and tending to their personal lives. H...