Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes are “new school” male CEOs who are sending an important message about the importance of fatherhood relative to business and how an involved home life goes together with financial success.
After all, if Facebook can survive without Zuckerberg for two months and TOMS can get by without Mycoskie for 12 weeks, what excuse do other top managers have for not taking or not providing extended paternity leave? Here are my thoughts on this exciting development.
"1 Million for Work Flexibility has more than 80 organizations on board to date as part of our coalition—and counting. We’re pleased to share more information about our supporter Take Back Your Time in today’s 'Spotlight On…' post."
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.
"The major economic and business themes over the past year have been focused on companies doing more with fewer resources, the skills gap and further advances in technology that have given rise to security issues."
"If only women take leave, it’s inevitable that leave-takers will be stigmatized as less desirable employees. That’s a recipe for losing women who return from maternity leave only to find their careers sidelined."