Employee Benefits

Flexible Policies, Closed Minds: Flexibility Stigma and Participation in Family-Friendly Programs at Work

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Blog
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Flexible Policies, Closed Minds: Flexibility Stigma and Participation in Family-Friendly Programs at Work
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APA Center for Organizational Excellence
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Monique Valcour, EDHEC Business School

Colleen Flaherty Manchester and Phyllis Moen on Egg Freezing

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Other
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Colleen Flaherty Manchester and Phyllis Moen on Egg Freezing
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Jerry Jacobs

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/280373112.html

Egg Freezing? The Idea Sends a Chill

Egg-Freezing is Latest Talking Point in Valley Diversity Debate

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News Article
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Egg-Freezing is Latest Talking Point in Valley Diversity Debate
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Financial Times
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

The Financial Times considers the Silicon Valley egg-freezing debate. 

Work/Life Balance for the Generations

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Blog
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Work/Life Balance for the Generations
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The Huffington Post
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Cathy Leibow

In honor of National Work and Family Month, this blog discusses how employers can effectively manage the work/life needs of three generations (Baby Boomers, Generation X & Y).

New Benefit Offers Education Help To Parents Of Special-Needs Children

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News Article
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New Benefit Offers Education Help To Parents Of Special-Needs Children
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Employee Benefit News
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Debra Schafer, CEO

A slightly revised article just released on supporting working parents who have children with autism, learning differences, and related needs.  HR and Benefits leaders are beginning to recognize how services and supports can help these employees remain productive and engaged.

Navigating Special Needs Education

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News Article
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Navigating Special Needs Education
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Employee Benefit News
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Debra Schafer, CEO

Supporting working parents who have children with special needs is an issue that warrants attention, and Employee Benefit News has provided just that.

In Reality, New ‘Flexible Working’ Rights Could Mean Longer Days and Less Family Time

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News Article
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In Reality, New ‘Flexible Working’ Rights Could Mean Longer Days and Less Family Time
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The Conversation

 Increased flexibility at work does allow us to do many things that were not possible before and, yes, this does have the potential to provide workers with a better work-life balance.

Top 25 Employers for Effective Work

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Top 25 Employers for Effective Work
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Families and Work Institute

The Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced the winners of the 2014 When Work Works Award, honoring employers who have created effective workplaces based on six components: autonomy; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust.

J. Javornik on New Shared Parental Leave Rules in the UK: Are Employers Ready For The Change?

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News Article
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J. Javornik on New Shared Parental Leave Rules in the UK: Are Employers Ready For The Change?
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The Conversation UK
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Jana Javornik/University of Leeds

New provisions allowing parents to share parental leave come into force in the UK this year. These will be available to parents in England, Scotland and Wales who will give birth to or adopt a child after April 5 next year.

No One Should Have to Choose Between Caregiving and Work

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News Article
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No One Should Have to Choose Between Caregiving and Work
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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