Employee Benefits

Etsy's New Paid Parental Leave Policy Is Designed To Counteract Gender Bias

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News Article
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Etsy's New Paid Parental Leave Policy Is Designed To Counteract Gender Bias
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FastCompany
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Monique Valcour

The Truth About Parental Leave

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Blog
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The Truth About Parental Leave
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; Founder/CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

Parental leave is very much a "hot topic" for working parents and now, for companies, and there's progress being made in this area.  Yet there are millions of working parents/employees whose needs are not being met so we still have a long way to go.

Ten Tips for Getting on the Working Mother "Best Company" List

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Blog
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Ten Tips for Getting on the Working Mother "Best Company" List
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

The application for Working Mother’s annual “100 Best Companies” list is out—if your company wants to try for this list, you have until mid-March to answer the 500 questions, write your essay, and get your entry in. It’s a lot of work, but it’s for a big reward.  Here are some tips for getting on the list.

New Workforce Benchmarking Tool from AARP and Boston College

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Announcement
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New Workforce Benchmarking Tool from AARP and Boston College
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Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, in collaboration with AARP
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Judi C Casey

The Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, in collaboration with AARP, has launched the Workforce Benchmarking Tool, designed to help benchmark employer management strategies and corporate culture against those of similar organizations. Drawing on data from the 2015 Talent Management Study - a survey of more than 350 U.S.

Need a Good Parental Leave Policy? Here It Is.

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Blog
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Need a Good Parental Leave Policy? Here It Is.
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

Here's a brief guide, to designing a leave that will both retain your talented employees and reduce the potential for legal liability.

The Politics of Paid Time Off to Have a Baby

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News Article
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The Politics of Paid Time Off to Have a Baby
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

Employer Solutions for Supporting Today's Working Caregivers

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Website
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Employer Solutions for Supporting Today's Working Caregivers
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The Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, in collaboration with AARP
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Judi C Casey

Today's workforce includes more than 23 million family caregivers, and that number is only projected to grow.  Competing for talent will be tougher as candidates increasingly look for employers who support this part of their life. The good news?  Support doesn't need to be complicated or expensive to drive positive impact.

EnforcingSickDays.org

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EnforcingSickDays.org
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CLASP
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Judi C Casey

EnforcingSickDays.org is dedicated to improving enforcement of earned sick days laws around the United States.

EnforcingSickDays.org helps government agencies, employers, employees, and advocates get the information they need to ensure that all workers receive the paid sick time they've earned.

The Trouble with Parental Leave

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Blog
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The Trouble with Parental Leave
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)
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Robin Hardman

What is the true purpose of parental leave? If it's not primarily about recovering from childbirth, then we have some ground to cover. 

Employers: Time To Get Real About Real Families

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Blog
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Employers: Time To Get Real About Real Families
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)
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Robin Hardman

Are employees who adopt treated equitably by their employers? Adam Pertman thinks not, and here's why.

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