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No One Should Have to Choose Between Caregiving and Work

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No One Should Have to Choose Between Caregiving and Work
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

More Than a Paycheck: New Dads Want Paid Leave to be Caregivers

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More Than a Paycheck: New Dads Want Paid Leave to be Caregivers
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Washington Post

Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance

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Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance
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Glassdoor

As part of Glassdoor's online company review survey, employees voluntarily and anonymously share what their job and company is like when it comes to work-life balance. The following 25 companies stand out for both high work-life balance ratings and insightful reviews.

Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters As Much As Your Own

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Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters As Much As Your Own
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Bloomberg
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Monique Valcour

What leaders say is far less important than what they do.  That’s one of the clearest conclusions we drew from a 

Leading By Example: EY’s CEO Mark Weinberger on Work and Family

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Leading By Example: EY’s CEO Mark Weinberger on Work and Family
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Fathers, Work and Family (FathersWorkandFamily.com)
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Scott Behson, PhD

Leading By Example: EY’s CEO Mark Weinberger on Work and Family

At the recent White House Summit on Working Families, Ernst & Young’s CEO Mark Weinberger told an anecdote that, to me, represents our best hope that corporate leadership is finally recognizing the importance of work-family balance and will begin to sincerely address this issue.

WFRN Conference - Work/Life PAST|NOW|FUTURE

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WFRN Conference - Work/Life PAST|NOW|FUTURE
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WorkLifePursuit.com
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Karen Murphy of Work Life Pursuit

About 700 Work/Life Researchers and Practitioners from 42 countries presented their research at the Work & Family Research Network Conference in June.  Here's a taste of what I learned & a reading list!

Ikea To Raise Minimum Wage For U.S. Workers With Tie To Living Wage Calculator

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Ikea To Raise Minimum Wage For U.S. Workers With Tie To Living Wage Calculator
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Huffington Post

How Work Culture Changes a Man’s Idea of Fatherhood

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How Work Culture Changes a Man’s Idea of Fatherhood
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TIME

“There is still a strong cultural perspective that when men become fathers, little will change for them on the work front.” Perhaps office mates should start organizing baby showers for new dads, as an act of revolution.

Why Women Don’t Negotiate Their Job Offers

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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.

Your Work-Life Balance Should Be Your Company’s Problem

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Your Work-Life Balance Should Be Your Company’s Problem
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

"...This is the first study to offer evidence based on a randomized trial that workplace interventions, such as increased schedule control and supervisor support, can reduce employee work-life conflict. The randomized, experimental method allowed researchers to eliminate competing explanations for their findings — explanations, for example, like lower initial stress or the possibility that some workers quit to take less stressful jobs elsewhere. The study is also the first experiment to change the way people and supervisors work to benefit employees’ work-family balance.

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