Many universities have adopted tenure-extension policies that give new parents greater flexibility. In practice, these policies are usually gender-neutral, giving fathers an extra year to establish their reputations, just like mothers.
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.
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.
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.
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.