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Hiring the 'Hidden Heroes' Behind our Veterans

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 11.06.2016 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

Last month, I spoke at the Supporting Military Caregivers at Work and at Home Conference featuring the Honorable Elizabeth Dole (in conjunction with the "Hiring Our Heroes" initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation).

What Mothers Need on Labor Day, and Every Day

Nanette Fondas | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Nanette Fondas

Still, irksome workplace norms and beliefs remain, creating unnecessary stress and high hurdles for mothers. Scholars have been describing and studying different parts of this problem for years. Taken together, their research points to an anti-wish list for mothers.

'Moms as Superheros' Mantra is Hurting Our Nation

Anne Weisberg | Posted 05.08.2016 | Business
Anne Weisberg

We are a nation of working caregivers, with one in two children living in households were all adults are working outside the home. Yet, we still treat caregiving as a private matter, one that's primarily mom's domain.

Leaders Take Time Off for Children. What About the Rest of Us?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

When high profile dads take time off for family, or at least say that's the reason, a host of headlines typically follow. It's big news when a head honcho makes such a decision.

State of the US Workplace: Good and Bad News

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

The ongoing National Study of Employers -- a study of employers with 50 or more employees conducted by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) -- reveals five surprising trends between 2008 (and in some cases 2005) and 2014.

Bosses Aren't Working You to Death on Purpose

Kenneth Matos | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

When a supervisor says no to a flexibility request the assumption is that they are just being mean. Relatively few employees are privy to the secret that their supervisors are just as challenged by their job of coordinating the work of others as are the people doing the work.

War-On-Poverty Debate Largely Ignores Employer Role

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

Just as we ignore the role of the workplace as a player in reducing poverty, we also tend to focus on abusive workplaces for low-income workforce. To be sure, those are important stories. But we should also focus and reward those that are good.

Stay-At-Home Spouse Myth

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Unfortunately, articles like this add fuel to the wrong assumption that if you have a tough job, one that makes lots of demands, you shouldn't think you can meet the job's requirements and also do right by your personal life.

10 Things Managers Are Afraid to Tell the CEO

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

Don't encourage middle managers to tell their employees to live your corporate values unless you're visibly acting them out yourself. And be honest with yourself about it.

HP & Yahoo's Telecommuting Breakup: It's Not You, It's Me!

Kenneth Matos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

It might get some folks thinking that this is the beginning of mass telework jilting throughout Corporate America. But all indicators point to it maintaining strong relationships within the biggest and smallest employers in the country.

Unfortunate Unflexing of U.S. Workplaces

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

What do you call the process by which an employer who offered flexible work arrangements to employees for years suddenly decides to retrograde flexibility? Unflexing.

Quest for Work-Life Fit Isn't Self-Indulgent!

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Of all the reasons given about why U.S. workplaces shouldn't worry about work-life issues, this one is probably the most simpleminded one I've heard in a while: Being a workaholic is good for your career and life.

2013 Will Be the Year of the Working Man

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

When so many of us think about work-life issues the image that often comes to mind is that of a working mother. Well, 2013 will hopefully see an end to that as more and more working men start fighting for their own piece of the work-life pie.

Sandy's Impact on the Flexible Workplace

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 01.01.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a disaster to change perceptions when it comes to how workers work and what makes sense for employers.

Hillary Clinton: Work-life Is Not Just a Women's Issue

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Like every other workplace in America, employees at the State Department have lives beyond work, and many at the agency recognize employees can be more engaged in their mission if their personal and home life are working well.

Flex Is Like the Artist Formerly Known as Prince

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

"Workplace flexibility" was the term that would lead me to salvation. Except it didn't. There's as much negativity around that term today as there was five years ago around "work-life."