Corporate

150 Executives Commit to Fostering Diversity and Inclusion

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News Article
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150 Executives Commit to Fostering Diversity and Inclusion
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

A new initiative, C.E.O. Action for Diversity and Inclusion, spearheaded by Tim Ryan, U.S. chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers, has announced that 150 corporate executives have committed to their companies' encouraging their employees to discuss those sensitive topics. Procter & Gamble, New York Life, Accenture, Deloitte U.S. and the Boston Consulting Group are among the companies that have joined the alliance, of which Mr. Ryan is chairman.  Members of C.E.O.

Why Data Needs a Story to Make a Difference

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Blog
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Why Data Needs a Story to Make a Difference
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Ere Media
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Robin Hardman

Trying to sell a new idea or program to senior leadership? Or showcase your organization’s features to win a corporate award or land a grant? We’ve all been told that “making the business case” comes down to having good data. But while data is critical, it’s not everything.

A Brand New Employee Distraction

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Blog
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A Brand New Employee Distraction
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

A new survey of 500 U.S. workers found that 87 percent of them are reading political posts on social media during the workday, and 29 percent report they’ve been less productive since the election. And that’s not all

Not on Fortune's Best Company To Work For List? There's Always Next Year

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Blog
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Not on Fortune's Best Company To Work For List? There's Always Next Year
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Perhaps your boss—or the CEO—is on your case about getting on the list. Perhaps you’ve been turned down by one too many job candidates who opted for more shiny-looking competitors. Perhaps you simply think your organization is swell, and deserves a bit of credit. Whatever your reasons for wanting to get on the “100 Best Companies” list, the first step is to understand what it takes.

It's the Culture, Stupid!

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Blog
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It's the Culture, Stupid!
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

Wellness, including [massage therapy, yoga sessions] and other types of stress-reduction, has been a trend in corporate America for some time now. Some of it is about healthcare cost reduction and some is about reducing burnout. How well these programs actually work is subject to debate. But I do sometimes wonder why employers seem to focus so much on the symptoms (stress and burnout) and so little on the “disease.”

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."

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