Employee Benefits

Access to Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Workplace-Funded Childcare

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Brief
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Access to Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Workplace-Funded Childcare
Source: 
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Kay Dowgun

This issue of Beyond the Numbers published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics takes a look at dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare, and the rate of worker access to each of these benefits.  The data show the employee access rates in 2014 for selected occupational and establishment characteristics for state and local government workers and for private industry workers.

 

Modern Staff Motivation: An Infographic

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Infographic
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Modern Staff Motivation: An Infographic
Source: 
Towergate
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Judi C Casey

For employers in any sector of work, successfully motivating your employees is vital in terms of maintaining not only a workforce but also a healthy business. For everyone involved in the workspace this particular notion has been clear for a long time, though as traditional workplace paradigms begin to shift and the definition of what it means to be an employee in a modern work environment evolve, there are bound to be new motivation methods taking hold.

How To Apply for a "Best Company to Work For" List - and Why It's Worth the Trouble

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Blog
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How To Apply for a "Best Company to Work For" List - and Why It's Worth the Trouble
Source: 
Huffington Post

In order to be considered for the Working Mother list, you'll need to answer some 500 questions relating to your company's demographics, programs and practices, hiring/firing data, etc.

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
Source: 
APA Center for Organizational Excellence
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Monique Valcour, EDHEC Business School

Colleen Flaherty Manchester and Phyllis Moen on Egg Freezing

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News Article
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Colleen Flaherty Manchester and Phyllis Moen on Egg Freezing
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Jerry Jacobs

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

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
Source: 
Financial Times
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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
Source: 
The Huffington Post
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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
Source: 
Employee Benefit News
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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
Source: 
Employee Benefit News
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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
Source: 
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.

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