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National Work and Family Month

The Secret Work-Family Issue Nobody's Talking About

Chris Duchesne | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Chris Duchesne

For the U.S. to remain competitive as a global economic leader, American business leaders need to recognize and respond to the caregiving needs of all our working families - not just the ones with young children.

The Elephant at the Roundtable

Latifa Lyles | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Latifa Lyles

Enabling more women to work through improved access to child care can also help mitigate the gender wage gap for lifetime earnings.

Two Ways We Can Make Work-Family Balance Easier For Working Dads

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

Many dads struggle with work-family balance, but because they do not see other men talking about these issues, many feel like they struggle alone. We all struggle with work-family, and just knowing this fact helps.

Can I Really Impact My Work-Life Balance?

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

I don't need another article or blog post about work-life balance to tell me I'm overwhelmed. Do you? The media continually reminds us that our modern lifestyle is not sustainable for a sane and satisfying life.

Reasons to Celebrate -- and to be Vigilant -- this National Work and Family Month

Debra L. Ness | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

All of this recent activity is worthy of celebration. At the same time, it is deeply frustrating to be reminded that women and their families are still fighting unfair workplace practices that were outlawed decades ago.

Employers: How Good Employers of Parents Can Become Great Employers

Deborah A. Kahn | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Deborah A. Kahn

Employers who want to move from good to great need to understand and truly value parental efforts that do not fit neatly into clock hours.

Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly

Kelli Newman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Kelli Newman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, the following are five suggestions for how tech companies can be more inclusive of workers with family obligations and, in the process, do a better job recruiting and retaining talented women.

Flexible Employment the Key to Global Economic Stability

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Here in the U.S., work flexibility will help us compete with changing global business structures, expand our economic reach, adapt quickly to a changing workforce population, and reap tremendous benefits in productivity, cost savings, environmental impact, and emergency preparedness.

Egg Freezing Benefit Sends Mixed Message

Jaime Leick | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Jaime Leick

Despite fertility clinic claims that is now possible to "stop the clock" on your fertility, a successful pregnancy using frozen eggs is far from guaranteed. And far from cheap.

Top Ten Things I Learned at a Leading Work-Life Event

Robin Hardman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

Since we're in the final days of National Work and Family Month, I thought I'd share a few odds and ends of what I picked up

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.

Hot Topics in Work and Family Research

Judi Casey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Judi Casey

As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, here's my view of the topic areas that are getting the most attention from the global community of work and family scholars.

3 CEOs, 2 Paths, 1 Goal for Working Fathers

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Recently, two male CEOs stepped down to be more involved dads. Most working dads have to muddle through with difficult trade-offs. What we really need are "CEO Dads" who stick around and create supportive workplaces for the rest of us.

Accent on the Wrong Syllable

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margery Leveen Sher

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The Counterintuitive, Competitive Advantage: Men with Workplace Flexibility

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

In a refreshing and long overdue shift, men's desire for flexibility has come to the forefront this year, proving that this is not just a women's issue.

Sleep Better Tonight and Have Better Work-Life Balance Tomorrow

Russell Clayton | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Russell Clayton

Since we are deep into National Work and Family Month, I thought it would be a great time to remind us all (including myself!) that sleep can impact our ability to find an effective rhythm between work and life.

Forget Balance: 5 Things You Can Do to Lead the Life You Want

Stew Friedman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Stew Friedman

Forget balance! Instead, gain greater control and learn to pursue meaningful change in your world by building your skills as a leader in all parts of your life, no matter what your job or age.

Work/Life Balance for the Generations

Cathy Leibow | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Cathy Leibow

In honor of National Work and Family Month, I wanted to talk about an unprecedented phenomenon occurring in today's workplace. For the first time ever, three generations are working together.

Why Caregiver Discrimination Is Bad for Business

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

In order to create or sustain family friendly workplaces, you need buy-in from organizational leadership, effective manager training, and employee accountability. Most companies don't have all three, and as a result they lose their top talent. And, it's costing them a fortune.

5 Reasons Working Families Need Work Flexibility

Emma Plumb | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Emma Plumb

When we launched the movement 1 Million for Work Flexibility last October, our timing wasn't coincidental: National Work and Family Month is the perfect moment to shine a spotlight on work flexibility.

Business Majors: It's Time to Reassess

Brad Harrington | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

In the United States today, nearly one in five college students chooses to study business administration. It is by far the most popular major with twice as many students pursuing a business degree as the next most popular area of study -- social sciences and history.

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.

Gender Balance in the Workplace: Profit From Parity

Megan Beyer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Megan Beyer

Today, pink is the new green. Companies want to demonstrate they are credibly modern and gender equal. More than hiring women, they want to show they are retaining them through a modern workplace culture that supports the true work/life balance. Enter gender certification.

Men at the Harvard Business School: An Unexpected Voice for Redefining Success

Lisa Levey | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Lisa Levey

Something exciting is happening along the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. The voice of men at the Harvard Business School -- future business leaders of tomorrow -- have joined with their female counterparts to support gender equality, including better work-life balance for all.

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.