Employee Benefits

It's Time to Demand a More Family-friendly Workplace-Or Move On

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It's Time to Demand a More Family-friendly Workplace-Or Move On
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BBC Capital

No Maternity Leave Policy? Make Your Own!

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Blog
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No Maternity Leave Policy? Make Your Own!
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WorkOptions.com
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Pat Katepoo

"My husband and I are looking to start a family in the months ahead, but my biggest stress

Beyond Your Paycheck: 5 Things To Negotiate At Work

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Beyond Your Paycheck: 5 Things To Negotiate At Work
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Fast Company

"By now, you probably know that a salary is negotiable.

But that's just one of the workplace policies and perks up for discussion. Whether it's explicitly said or not, things like flexible working arrangements, maternity leave and even the projects you get to work on may not be set in stone."

The Time is Right For the FAMILY Act- Paid Parental Leave

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Blog
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The Time is Right For the FAMILY Act- Paid Parental Leave
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Fathers, Work and Family Blog (http://fathersworkandfamily.com)
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Scott Behson, PhD

The Time is Right For the FAMILY Act- Paid Parental Leave

The FAMILY act would create a national policy of paid parental leave. Why I think this is a great idea.

Employee Wellness Programs are Not a Panacea

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Blog
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Employee Wellness Programs are Not a Panacea
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Bright Horizons Solutions at Work

"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 Announces 2014 Innovative Excellence Award Winners

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Press Release
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WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2014 Innovative Excellence Award Winners
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WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress

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

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Conference
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The National Behavioral Consortium Industry Profile of External EAP Vendors
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Employee Assistance Research Foundation

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.

 

States Make Moves Toward Paid Family Leave

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News Article
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States Make Moves Toward Paid Family Leave
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The Washington Post

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.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Law Would Help Employers Do Good and Do Well

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Blog
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Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Law Would Help Employers Do Good and Do Well
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CLASP

"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’s Employees’ Choice Awards 2014

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Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards 2014
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Glassdoor

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.

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