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Ten Tips for Getting on the Working Mother "Best Company" List

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Ten Tips for Getting on the Working Mother "Best Company" List
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

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.

Six New Year's Resolutions for Employers

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Six New Year's Resolutions for Employers
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Huffington Post
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Robin Hardman

This year I’ve written some resolutions. The twist is, they’re not for me. They’re for employers. Specifically, they’re for all those employers out there who haven’t yet figured out that work doesn’t always have to be drudgery, that turnover doesn’t always have to be sky-high, and that it’s not only possible for a more humane work environment to co-exist with profits, it’s probable. 

3 Reasons Unconscious Bias Training is Not Going to Solve Your Diversity Challenges

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3 Reasons Unconscious Bias Training is Not Going to Solve Your Diversity Challenges
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Paulette Gerkovich on LinkedIn
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Judi C Casey

The Trouble with Parental Leave

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The Trouble with Parental Leave
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)
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Robin Hardman

What is the true purpose of parental leave? If it's not primarily about recovering from childbirth, then we have some ground to cover. 

Employers: Time To Get Real About Real Families

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Blog
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Employers: Time To Get Real About Real Families
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)
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Robin Hardman

Are employees who adopt treated equitably by their employers? Adam Pertman thinks not, and here's why.

An Alpine Antidote to Working Weekends

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An Alpine Antidote to Working Weekends
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New York Times
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Monique Valcour

An American copywriter contrasts her experiences working at ad agencies in the US and Switzerland.

Lotte Bailyn Is Redefining the Rules of Work and Family

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Lotte Bailyn Is Redefining the Rules of Work and Family
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Strategy + Business
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Monique Valcour

Every researcher in the work-life field owes a huge intellectual debt to one of our pioneers, Lotte Bailyn. In this interview, she discusses her 40-year career of groundbreaking research of redesigning work to accommodate the real lives of working families.

Why New Paternity Leave Policies Aren’t Enough

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Why New Paternity Leave Policies Aren’t Enough
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Greater Good Science Center at Cal-Berkeley. Author Scott Behson
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Scott Behson, PhD

Why New Paternity Leave Policies Aren’t Enough

With the announecements from Netflix, Vigin Atlantic and others, is this the Golden Age of Paternity Leave? Not so fast. Here are tips for employees and managers to change their workplace cultures.

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_new_paternity_leave_policies_arent_enough

Jeff Bezos Responds to Brutal NYT Story, Says It Doesn’t Represent the Amazon He Leads

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Jeff Bezos Responds to Brutal NYT Story, Says It Doesn’t Represent the Amazon He Leads
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Geek Wire
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dowgun

“The article doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day,” Bezos wrote in a memo to his employees after the New York Times published a scathing article about the company's culture.  “But if you know of any stories like those reported, I want you to escalate to HR. You can also email me directly. . .even if it’s rare or isolated, our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero.”

Work Policies May Be Kinder, but Brutal Competition Isn't

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Work Policies May Be Kinder, but Brutal Competition Isn't
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New York TImes
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dowgun

"Top-tier employers may be changing their official policies in a nod to work-life balance, but brutal competition remains an inescapable component of workers' daily lives. . . .As Professor Frank, who has written a book about the phenomenon known as winner-take-all economics, explains, the basic problem is that the rewards for ascending to top jobs at companies like Netflix and Goldman Sachs are not just enormous, they are also substantially greater than at companies in the next tier down.

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