Gender

Work+Family Summary: July 2014

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Newsletter
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Work+Family Summary: July 2014
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My Family Care

In this month's summary, Ben Black looks at the differing opinions around gender quotas, the positives of the cabinet reshuffle, and the passing of the Care Act

Why Some Wonkish New Policy Guidelines from EEOC Make My Heart Soar

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Blog
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Why Some Wonkish New Policy Guidelines from EEOC Make My Heart Soar
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

Paternity leave seems to be the new “hot” topic. How does that relate to maternity leave? Will we finally be able to move beyond the concept of pregnancy as a disability and admit it’s important for parents of both sexes to take care of and bond with their babies? And that even among those eligible for the [Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)]’s 12 weeks unpaid leave, few can afford to take it?

British Shared Parental Leave Initiative: A Nice Idea But Will It Work?

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News Article
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British Shared Parental Leave Initiative: A Nice Idea But Will It Work?
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The Conversation
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Jana Javornik, University of Leeds

Giving families new flexibility in how to balance leave between parents sounds great – but the evidence says fathers are unlikely to take more time off work.

UK’s Men And Women Have Significantly Different Attitudes Toward Flexible Working

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Newsletter
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UK’s Men And Women Have Significantly Different Attitudes Toward Flexible Working
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Insight

Work+Family Summary: May 2014

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Newsletter
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Work+Family Summary: May 2014
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My Family Care

In this month's summary, Ben Black looks at some depressing data around women in engineering and IT, along with some good news around gender equality

Why Women Don’t Negotiate Their Job Offers

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Blog
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Why Women Don’t Negotiate Their Job Offers
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

It is good advice for any negotiator – male or female — to ask for what they want in terms that their counterparts will perceive as legitimate and mutually beneficial. But for women, it is especially helpful because it unburdens them from the social costs of self-advocating. By sharing this research, I hope to shed light on this bias. Most people don’t want to discriminate. With more self-awareness as negotiators and evaluators, we can work to close this gender gap.

Post Doc Applications Welcome

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Job Opportunity
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Post Doc Applications Welcome
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Goethe University, Frankfurt
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Heather Hofmeister, Goethe University, Frankfurt

I am happy to announce that I have a full-time post-doc position to offer for up to six years here in Frankfurt, Germany, in my team, starting in early 2015. A relatively wide range of specialties are welcome! I have a complete description at my Blog. Interested applicants could send me a CV and cover letter (email address also at Blog website).

Record Uptake of Flexible Working Masks What is Really Changing About The Way We Work

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News Article
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Record Uptake of Flexible Working Masks What is Really Changing About The Way We Work
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Insight

"Far from heralding a golden era for work-life balance, a new psychological contract between employer and employee and an alternative to the 9 to 5, there are structural changes here in the way people earn a crust and for the Government, lobbyists in the TUC and others to claim different is almost certainly misleading and can only lead to bad decisions about work and workplaces."

Caring Is Our Most Important Work: Anne-Marie Slaughter

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TV/Radio Show
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Caring Is Our Most Important Work: Anne-Marie Slaughter
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Work/Life Integration Project Wharton

On Work and Life, Stew Friedman spoke with Anne-Marie Slaughter – author of the ground-breaking 2012 Atlantic article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” which sparked a national debate about the real pressures of having a career while also serving as a caregiver at home – about a traditional gender bias that underlies the American work-life conflict and the conversation we need to have in order to move forward.

How One Law Firm Maintains Gender Balance

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Blog
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How One Law Firm Maintains Gender Balance
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

"There is nothing better than being a bit of an outsider to understand the particular stickiness of the in-group’s hold on power. These are some of the more enlightened leaders on gender balance. They build true meritocracies, they get the best of 100% of the global talent pool – and they will win a huge competitive edge in this century of globalization."

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