Employee Benefits

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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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

Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance

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News Article
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Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance
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Glassdoor

As part of Glassdoor's online company review survey, employees voluntarily and anonymously share what their job and company is like when it comes to work-life balance. The following 25 companies stand out for both high work-life balance ratings and insightful reviews.

Work and Life Radio Program: Children with Special Needs, Flex, Working Parents

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TV/Radio Show
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Work and Life Radio Program: Children with Special Needs, Flex, Working Parents
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Education Navigation, LLC
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Debra Schafer/Education Navigation, LLC

If the issues of work, working parents, workplace flexibility, and children with special needs is of interest, please tune in tonight (Tuesday, July 8th) at 8:00 p.m. EST as Stew Friedman and I discuss these topics.

Father’s Day 2014: More dads seek paid paternity leave

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Press Release
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Father’s Day 2014: More dads seek paid paternity leave
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Boston College Center for Work & Family
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Fathers want to be present and involved from the first days of their children’s lives and increasingly expect their employers to support them through paid leave, flexibility, and ultimately a culture that respects their desire to be hands-on caregivers, according to a new study of 30 corporations and more than 1,000 fathers by the Boston College Center for Work & Family (BCCWF).

More Workplaces Offer Flexibility for Caregiving, Study Shows

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Blog
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More Workplaces Offer Flexibility for Caregiving, Study Shows
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AARP

Finally, employers seem to be getting the message that many of their workers have caregiving demands.

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

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News Article
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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

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