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How a Job Platform is Changing the Lives of Working Mothers And Helping Tech Companies

Skirting the Rules | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
Skirting the Rules

As of 2012, there were more than 31 million mothers with children under the age of 18 in the United States alone. About 70 percent of them were workin...

A Quick and Dirty Way to Make a Work Schedule or Revamp Your Exisiting One

John Rampton | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Learning how to manage and control your time is integral to success. And if we're being honest, time management is really about making smart choices and accepting that there are only so many hours in a day. 

How Do You Choose Your Work Schedule?

John Rampton | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Many people start their own businesses because they want to control their schedules and work on their own terms. Sometimes, though, it doesn't always work out that way. If you run a business that involves a storefront or other physical location, you might need to adhere to a stricter schedule until you are successful enough to hire employees.

9 Tips for a Family Stress Free Dinner

Audrey Childers | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Audrey Childers

Most of us has hit our peak time of exhaustion by late afternoon. It's a roller coaster ride of craziness. You have so much to do in the a little bit...

Restrictive Scheduling Will be a Predictable Disaster

Dr. E. Faye Williams | Posted 03.19.2017 | DC
Dr. E. Faye Williams

Washingtonians have witnessed historic change to neighborhoods and streetscapes over the past two decades. The renewal of struggling neighborhoods and...

Three Things Forward-Thinking Companies Need to Know to Attract Millennial Independent Workers in 2016

Gene Zaino | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Gene Zaino

Millennials currently make up 30% of America's independent workforce. Within the next two years, they will become the largest generation of self-emplo...

Workplace Flexibility: Neither for the Weak at Heart nor the Uncreative

Rose Stanley | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

What do you think when you hear the term "workplace flexibility"? Is it a single program? Would it surprise you to know that, on average, companies offer six different types of flexible work options?

Paul Ryan's Leadership

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.26.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

When Paul Ryan declared that along with his leadership, "I cannot and I will not give up my family time," he was also paving the way for the flexible work we are all demanding in our era of longevity.

No More Moralizing About the Gig Economy

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

The gig economy is developing faster than anyone imagined. Jobs -- or, more specifically, tasks -- that no one imagined could be automated or made digital even five years ago are becoming commonplace.

Is Work Life Balance a Myth for Moms?

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.20.2016 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

If managing a healthy work life balance were as easy as scheduling dinner with your daughter or turning off your phone to take a break from work, it seems every parent would be doing it and giddily reaping the benefits. After all, who doesn't want a clear division of work life and home life?

Don't Leave When You Leave

Joan Williams | Posted 07.29.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.19.2016 | 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 05.18.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | 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.