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The Sustainable Workforce: Part of a Global Sustainability Strategy

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News Article
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The Sustainable Workforce: Part of a Global Sustainability Strategy
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Huffington Post
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Elise Jones

Addressing tensions between work and the rest of life will not only lead to a more sustainable and meaningful lifestyle for the privileged, but may prompt us to participate in causes that improve environmental, social, and economic conditions locally and worldwide.

Women in Asia Struggle to Land Top Management Roles

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Blog
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Women in Asia Struggle to Land Top Management Roles
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Wall Street Journal

New, Open Source Journal: Wheelock Int. J. of Children, Families, and Social Change

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Call for Papers
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New, Open Source Journal: Wheelock Int. J. of Children, Families, and Social Change
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Wheelock College, Boston, MA, USA

Why Canadian Companies Should Make it Easier for Dad to Stay Home, Too

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Blog
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Why Canadian Companies Should Make it Easier for Dad to Stay Home, Too
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Catalyst

"Is this a golden example of the success of Canada's maternity and parental leave system? Unfortunately it isn't--it's more an exceptional instance of government programs working in concert with corporate policies and supportive management to encourage strong employees to create a strong family.

Laura and Paul were fortunate that they both work for employers who offered generous top-up above and beyond the standard Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for maternity and parental leave."

Work-life Balance Goes Abroad

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News Article
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Work-life Balance Goes Abroad
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HSBC Global Connections
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

BCCWF's Danielle Hartmann, Director of Corporate Partnerships, discussed global work-life strategy and implementation of flexibility with HSBC.

Why Finnish Babies Sleep In Cardboard Boxes

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News Article
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Why Finnish Babies Sleep In Cardboard Boxes
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BBC News Magazine

"For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates."

Your Assumptions About Cultural Adaptation Are Probably Wrong

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Blog
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Your Assumptions About Cultural Adaptation Are Probably Wrong
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

"Adapting to a new culture takes serious effort, thoughtful strategy, and, often, a great deal of courage. But managing this balancing act will pay great dividends for you and for the people you manage and lead."

Here’s A Map Of The Best And Worst Countries To Be A Mother

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News Article
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Here’s A Map Of The Best And Worst Countries To Be A Mother
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The Washington Post

A new report by Save the Children, a London-based NGO, gauges and ranks the conditions for mothers in almost every country in the world. Their annual report, just out, shows that Nordic countries are the best places to be mothers. Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are the worst.

2013 Community, Work and Family Conference: Earlybird Registration Extended Until May 6th

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Conference
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2013 Community, Work and Family Conference: Earlybird Registration Extended Until May 6th
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The Fifth International Community, Work and Family Conference
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Judi Casey, WFRN

The Fifth International Community, Work and Family Conference Will Take Place on 17-19, July 2013 at The University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

We hope that you will attend our "sister" conference in 2013.  The WFRN and ICWF conferences are scheduled for alternating years to maximize opportunities for participation in both meetings.  To register, go here: http://www.aomevents.com/CWFC2013/Registration

WFRN members receive a 10% discount.

Rising Work-Life Balance Concerns Tied to Employee Turnover across the Globe, New Hay Group Research Finds

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Press Release
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Rising Work-Life Balance Concerns Tied to Employee Turnover across the Globe, New Hay Group Research Finds
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Wall Street Journal

"More than one in four employees (27 percent) at organizations that are not perceived to support work-life balance plan to leave their companies within the next two years, according to new research from Hay Group, the global management consulting firm. That's compared to only 17 percent of those at companies that ranked among the top quartile for support of employees in achieving a reasonable balance between work and personal life.

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