"The solutions you need are not necessarily costly ones. Often resources can be shifted from places where they are being ineffectively spent to places of more need. But you need data to identify both what you need and where you can pull some resources out."
WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress is proud to announce the 2014 award winners. Our Rising Stars are Jessica Lee and Gail Henderson. TIAA-CREF and Bon Secours Health System will receive the 2014 Innovative Excellence Award.
The National Behavioral Consortium Industry Profile of External EAP Vendors
Date: January 22, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT
Join us for an engaging one-hour webinar during which our presenters, Stan Granberry and Terry Cahill, will reveal the results of the National Behavioral Consortium's recent research project, funded by the Employee Assistance Research Foundation, that sought to identify and compare the characteristics and key metrics of external EAP providers, their client companies and their utilization patterns.
Rhode Island, where paid family leave was approved by wide margins in the state House and Senate in just one session in July, joins California and New Jersey as the only states to offer workers family leave that is paid not by taxpayers or employers but, like Social Security, out of a pool of employee paycheck contributions.
"This week, high road employers like Everts and Freeman are coming out in support of the FAMILY Act, federal legislation introduced today by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rosa DeLauro. This law would create a paid family and medical leave insurance program to enable workers to take time away from work to recover from serious illness, care for a sick loved one, or bond with a new child. Businesses are on board because it would enable them to support their valued employees without having to bear the full costs of offering paid leave.
Glassdoor has announced our sixth annual Employees' Choice Awards, honoring the 50 Best Places to Work, and new for 2014, the 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For. Winners were determined by the people who know these companies best -- their employees.
"So this week, we'd like to ask you: Is it a smart move for a company to make work-life balance policies? Do you think forcing a little time away from the office may ultimately make workers more happy and productive? Would you distrust a no-Saturdays play like Goldman's, or would a policy like that entice you to work for a company?Our goal, with this assessment, is to consider you as a whole person, by asking questions across multiple dimensions of your life.
"In exciting news for earned sick days and paid family and medical leave advocates across the country, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has issued a new policy statement supporting steps to create paid leave policies. This is a tremendous endorsement for paid leave campaigns, as well as for millions of U.S. workers who currently lack any access paid leave."