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Helping New Moms with--Wait, a Vending Machine?

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Helping New Moms with--Wait, a Vending Machine?
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)

At Johns Hopkins, support for breastfeeding employees  is not just a one-off policy or accommodation, it’s a comprehensive program. One of the most innovative aspects? A customized vending machine!

How To Tell Your Story on a "Best Place to Work" Application

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How To Tell Your Story on a "Best Place to Work" Application
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)
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Robin Hardman

Tips for making the best use of those open-answer questions on "best place to work" applications.

What Makes a 100 Best Company? It Depends...

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What Makes a 100 Best Company? It Depends...
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)
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Robin Hardman

Employee feedback is often a major factor in getting onto a "best workplace" list. This approach makes a lot of sense, intuitively. It’s democratic. It’s Yelp-like, egalitarian. It gets inside what it can really mean to work at a company. At the same time, it does raise questions: if a great workplace is judged largely by intangibles—by what it feels like to work there—how sustainable is it?

Etsy's New Paid Parental Leave Policy Is Designed To Counteract Gender Bias

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Etsy's New Paid Parental Leave Policy Is Designed To Counteract Gender Bias
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FastCompany
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Monique Valcour

Rethinking the Work-Life Equation

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Rethinking the Work-Life Equation
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

Research of WFRN President, Phyllis Moen and WFRN member, Erin Kelly with Cali Yost.

It takes more than just policies to make a workplace truly flexible. The whole office culture has to change.

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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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.

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