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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 14:50

More than 100 studies have now found that the most engaged employees — those who report they're fully invested in their jobs and committed to their employers — are significantly more productive, drive higher customer satisfaction and outperform those who are less engaged.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:55


"Did you receive paid maternity leave? Did your baby's father? If you answered no to either question, Working Mother Magazine and the National Partnership for Women and Families have taken up your cause, with a campaign to require American employers to provide paid parental leave, as all other developed countries do. In the U.S., only 16 percent of companies surveyed by the Families and Work Institute paid full salaries to women on maternity leave, down from 27 percent a decade earlier.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:46

"Since 2003, the nonprofit I work for, Winning Workplaces, has sponsored an award honoring small businesses whose innovative employee practices drive business growth. (It used to be called Best Bosses, and now it's known as Top Small Company Workplaces.)

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:44

"Even in today's incredibly diverse, four-generation workplace where employees can be found at virtually all stages of life, most smart employers have figured out a way to solve these "garden-variety" work-family dependent care issues because solving them creates greater employee loyalty, satisfaction and productivity.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 09:04

"Occasionally I hear someone opine that work-life is "soft." I've never understood what that means since there is no other people strategy that has generated more hard data to support its contribution to business success. It doesn't match reality on the front lines of practice either. If you want to see a grown man quiver, challenge a new father to defy convention and ask his boss for the weeks of family leave for which the policy manual specifies he is entitled.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12:40

Exciting news!  We are pleased to announce the launch of Stage One of the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) website.  The new WFRN (formerly the Sloan Work and Family Research Network), was formed in response to the need for an international membership association of interdisciplinary work and family researchers and scholars.

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:00

"Story from Here and Now. Listen to audio for full report.

 

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 09:25

"When the term Gen X first emerged (thanks, Douglas Coupland) its members were characterized as slackers moaning about their McJobs.

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 09:12

"In a rapidly changing marketplace, three questions could have significant implications for employers.

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 08:58

"A year ago I contributed to The Huffington Post's 2010 National Work and Family Month blogfest with a piece called " Read More