Family-Friendly

Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation

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Blog
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Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

New research shows that a desire to help one’s family may actually improve the motivation and energy levels of workers, helping them succeed even when their daily tasks are mundane or frustrating. And that could mean that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds—by offering flexible work options, for example—will help both their employees and their bottom line.

How Much Paid Leave is Enough?

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News Article
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How Much Paid Leave is Enough?
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Slate
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Brigid Schulte

Ask American mothers and fathers how much time they can take off work to care for and bond with a new infant, and the answers are all over the map

Next Year's Father's Day Gift? How About Paternity Leave?

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Blog
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Next Year's Father's Day Gift? How About Paternity Leave?
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Father’s Day may have come and gone, but the question of working fathers remains as intractable as ever. This once invisible group (“working father” was pretty much redundant 50 years ago) is now the stuff of cute commercials and rom-coms, but there remains a tremendous disconnect between what we say, as a society, and what we do.

Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart

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Report
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Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart
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Center for Law and Social Policy and National Partnership for Women & Families
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Liz Ben-Ishai, CLASP

Research Survey

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Other
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Research Survey
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www.Education-Navigation.com
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Debra Isaacs Schafer

Asking for input from Work/Life, HR, & Benefits leaders as we conduct some brief research on benefits for working parents.  The survey will take 5 minutes and your input would be most appreciated.

Not on Fortune's Best Company To Work For List? There's Always Next Year

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Blog
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Not on Fortune's Best Company To Work For List? There's Always Next Year
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Perhaps your boss—or the CEO—is on your case about getting on the list. Perhaps you’ve been turned down by one too many job candidates who opted for more shiny-looking competitors. Perhaps you simply think your organization is swell, and deserves a bit of credit. Whatever your reasons for wanting to get on the “100 Best Companies” list, the first step is to understand what it takes.

Reconciling Work and Life - Experiences from Germany

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Report
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Reconciling Work and Life - Experiences from Germany
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WWS Worldwide
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Ulrike Hoessle - WWS Worldwide

Many eloquently written books and a huge number of newspaper articles are describing the same big problem with having it all: workplaces are still designed for a breadwinner-homemaker model that is no longer an ideal or an option for most of us. But how can the paradigm shift happen to change this design—to allow real choices for women and men regarding work and family life?

Fight Employee Fears of Using Family Benefits

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News Article
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Fight Employee Fears of Using Family Benefits
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Daily Labor Report (Bloomberg BNA)
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dowgun

Employees are often afraid to use family-friendly benefits because of perceived stigma, according to a study published earlier this year in the academic journal Personnel Psychology in which 154 firefighters and 440 nurses took part.

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