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National Work and Family Month

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Michelle Waters | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Michelle Waters

It is "National Work & Family Month" and if you have ever lived with a spouse or partner who works in the travel industry or whose job requires freque...

The Proximity Myth

Emma Plumb | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Emma Plumb

In my experience (and, I have a hunch, in yours), it's slim to none. In our workplace model that prioritizes time spent at a desk, Sam and Pat may rarely move from their chairs.

This Congress Should Take The Opportunity To Make Progress For Pregnant Workers

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

When Congress reconvenes next month, members will have a chance to show America's women and families that progress is possible. Rather than continuing...

A Call To Arms For Child Care!

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 10.27.2016 | Impact
Margery Leveen Sher

I have been thoroughly pissed off for 44 years. I suggest we celebrate National Work and Family Month by everybody getting mad, manning the barricade...

9 Takeaways That Could Change Your Company

Robin Hardman | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Robin Hardman

October is National Work and Family month, so I was happy to take a couple of days last week to attend Working Mother Media’s Work-Life Congress, an...

The Value of Silence

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

I was busy. As a business owner, married mother of three, daughter, and professional speaker, I was the friend who didn't acknowledge a text until a ...

7 Lessons I've Learned About Work, Family and Life

Cathy Leibow | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Cathy Leibow

As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, I cannot help but reflect on how dramatically our ideas of 'ideal workers' and 'ideal families' have shifted since I began my career as a working parent in the early 1980s.

Branding Work-Life Is Easier than You Think

Rose Stanley | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

October once again rears its head and with it comes fall weather (maybe not quite in Arizona, but we take what we can get), open enrollment in many or...

What Is 'Family-Friendly,' Anyway?

Robin Hardman | Posted 10.03.2016 | Media
Robin Hardman

October is National Work and Family Month, and I've been thinking: What does it mean for a workplace to be “family- friendly”? Actually, since on...

Workplace Flexibility, Part 2: Creativity in the Making

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

Regardless of whether it's monthly or weekly, teleworking either way is practically identical in terms of organizations offering this option. It appears that eligibility is the same for both options as well, with about 98% of exempt employees and 54% of non-exempts being eligible.

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, Dads and Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.30.2016 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

Incoming Speaker of the House Paul Ryan articulated several demands before he would accept the position. Among them was his insistence that his new duties do not interfere with his time for family. Here are one working dad's thoughts on this intriguing news.

It's Work and Family Month: We Will Not (Continue to) Give Up Our Family Time!

Carol Joyner | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics
Carol Joyner

October is Work and Family Month, and it was packed with events, progress on policy, press conferences and declarations on working families.

Work and Life Balance: Good for People, Good for Business

Chris Boyce | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Chris Boyce

Identifying priorities and setting boundaries both come back to one thing--quality. If you're not feeling good about yourself or your relationships, or if you're distracted all the time, it's hard to deliver your best work.

Employers: It's Time to Get Real About 'Real' Families

Robin Hardman | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Robin Hardman

National Work and Family Month is drawing to a close. But in these last few days before month's end, can we please pause to consider exactly what we mean by "family"?

Workplace Flexibility: Good For You and Your Employees

Latifa Lyles | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Latifa Lyles

Workplace flexibility policies that allow employees to balance the demands of work and home are vitally important − especially paid sick days, paid parental leave and flexible scheduling.

Moving the Needle on Work Flexibility

Emma Plumb | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Emma Plumb

I have a new appreciation for the particular challenges involved in juggling parenthood and work. And whereas I was formerly frustrated by the fact that we are still dragging our feet around improving the way that work gets done, I'm now utterly astonished.

Want to Help Your Employee With Work-Life Balance? Start With How You Recruit.

Russell Clayton | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business
Russell Clayton

I want to briefly talk about a technique hiring managers, human resource professionals, and anyone else involved with the recruitment of new employees can use to help workers balance work and life: the realistic job preview (RJP).

Changing the Conversation: Working Dads Prioritizing Family

Jennifer Sabatini Fraone | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Sabatini Fraone

This conversation about paternal leave must continue so that not only men in leading companies, prominent government positions, and major-league ballplayers can feel empowered to speak out about their family roles.

What My Children Taught Me About Work/Life Balance

Cathy Leibow | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Cathy Leibow

When I decided to start a family over 25 years ago, I never really considered the full impact on my work and personal life. I knew these little darlings would change the way I lived my life (less travel... more diapers), but I underestimated how they would alter my attitude towards work.

Working Moms Have Ambition. So, What's Stopping Them from Getting to the C-Suite?

Cara Woodson Welch | Posted 10.08.2016 | Women
Cara Woodson Welch

It's not lack of ambition holding working moms from the top ranks of companies. The stat caught my eye as I opened the morning paper last week: Mothers are 15% more interested in being a top executive than women without children.

Managing Capacity: Walking the Talk About Overwork

Teresa Hopke | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Teresa Hopke

After tackling the recession, economic uncertainty and (now) labor shortages, most companies haven't returned to pre-recession hiring levels. We are running our people into the ground.

It's Time for Paid Safe Time

Marcy Karin | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Marcy Karin

This October, it is time we recognize the intersection of domestic violence and work-life issues. An effective national policy on domestic violence must understand the impact this epidemic has on the workplace, including the problems for both employees and employers, some of which result from the structure of the workplace itself.

Why Paid Leave Matters for the Future of Business

Stew Friedman | Posted 10.01.2016 | Business
Stew Friedman

At this time of year, as students return to campus, I find myself reflecting on why I became a professor and the principles I teach the business leaders of tomorrow.

October Is National Work and Family Month!

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 10.01.2016 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

Each and every October is National Work and Family Month (NWFM), and this annual celebration offers a great opportunity for employers to showcase thos...