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Employee Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach - Enhancing the Employee Experience and Business Outcomes

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Brief
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Employee Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach - Enhancing the Employee Experience and Business Outcomes
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Boston College Center for Work & Family
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

The Boston College Center for Work & Family is pleased to release a new addition to our Executive Briefing Series, 

The PwC Diversity Journey

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Report
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The PwC Diversity Journey
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PricewaterhouseCoopers
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Judi C Casey

"Ten critical lessons learned:
1. Tailor the business case, then make it resonate

2. Recognise there is no 'quick fix'

3. No leadership commitment, no accountability, no progress

4. Use data analytics in planning the programme.....

5. .....and use data analytics in executing the programme

6. One size does not fit all cultures

7. Embed D&I within organisational DNA 

8. A focus on inclusion from day one

9. Recognise performance over presence 

10. Engage the masses"

These Jobs Offer the Best Work/Life Balance

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News Article
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These Jobs Offer the Best Work/Life Balance
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MarketWatch (article by Maria LaMagna)
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dowgun

"Glassdoor, the online job recruiting website, released its annual best work/life balance job rankings. The list was dominated by jobs in the technology sector. Glassdoor believes that the more in-demand a position is, the more leverage an employee has to negotiate conditions and terms, directly impacting their work/life balance and happiness. Non-tech jobs that made the list include positions with lower salaries such as substitute teacher and library assistant, a fact that Glassdoor believes shows that people have different definitions of work/life balance.

New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2016)

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Report
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New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2016)
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CLASP, National Partnership for Women & Families
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Judi C Casey

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Partnership for Women & Families  have released an updated version of our employer paid leave chart, New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2016), which highlights new paid family leave policies announced from 2015 through the present by high-profile companies. Of note is that recently, two companies, Deloitte and Discovery Communications, have begun providing family leave that allows for elder care and care for a seriously ill family member.

Research: Keeping Work and Life Separate Is More Trouble than It’s Worth

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Blog
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Research: Keeping Work and Life Separate Is More Trouble than It’s Worth
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

"Researchers from Ball State University and Saint Louis University have now found the opposite might be true -- that blurring the boundaries and integrating work and life might better equip us to handle cognitive transitions while limiting the drain on our cognitive resources."

Effective Recruitment Strategies for Older Workers

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Blog
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Effective Recruitment Strategies for Older Workers
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AGEnda: Aging & Work Blog by Judi C Casey
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Judi C Casey

Suggestions on the best way to recruit older workers.

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

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Blog
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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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Blog
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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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Blog
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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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News Article
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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
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