Brazilian entrepreneur Gustavo Tanaka listed eight reasons why he believes that the world as we know it is changing -- and that it is a good thing. His blog has been widely shared, so clearly his message has resonated with many.
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.
Earlier this week, a friend of mine posted this as his Facebook status: Maybe I'm hating, but I'm seeing people take 4 and 5 vacations a year. When do you guys get time to work? After informing him that he was indeed hating, I decided to share tips on traveling with a full time job.
When I started researching workplaces and families 30 years ago, I identified a profound structural mismatch between how work is organized in time and space and the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce.
Paid family leave, paid sick days, wage equality, flexibility, affordable child care, women's advancement: These are the issues that have mattered to working families for three decades -- and will continue to do so.
We seem to have adjusted our performance metrics so that good means great, which surely is just not good enough. Healthy, committed and inspired people help businesses perform better, so how wonderful would it be if we aspired to be in optimum health and do great work as the norm?
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 the human-resources staff of a company or organization reaches out to an HR/work-life consultancy, it's usually because they've gotten the green light to implement some kind of change in their organization--culture, flextime, resiliency, etc.
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.
This week, as President Obama continues his conversations with working families across the country, OPM is proud to release a new online handbook that gives federal employees the information they need to take advantage of the government's many leave policies.
Younger women are doing especially well. Women entering the workforce now are more likely to be on a management track than they were a decade ago. And while we are proud of the progress we've made, the data shows a lingering gender gap. Clearly, we have work to do.
Is your workplace having fun? As counterintuitive is it may seem, incorporating fun into the workplace can create a big boost in productivity. Indeed some of the most successful companies in the world are also some of the most fun places to work.