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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 09:54

"A global survey reveals a growing imbalance between what employers say about work-life balance and what they actually do. Every October since 2003, WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) has led a national awareness campaign that promotes work-life effectiveness as a key contributor to productivity and success in the modern workplace. This year the campaign is calling attention to a troubling gap between leaders' beliefs and behaviors at many organizations."

Access the survey here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 14:18

Yesterday, I announced that we launched Stage One of the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) website.  With that important milestone, comes our final Work and Family blog.  Before we sign off, I wanted to tell you how to learn about and share the latest news and events on the new WFRN website.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 10:14

News about activity at BCCWF and the New England Work & Family Association.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 13:19

"Many firms say they offer programs aimed at boosting employees’ work-life balance, such as flex hours or telecommuting. The problem is, many workers don’t actually feel comfortable using them.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 12:30

"The World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development argues that closing these gender gaps is a core development objective in its own right. It is also smart economics. Greater gender equality can enhance productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions more representative."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 10:47

#NWFM blog by Katherine Lewis: "Most of the time it's easy to mistake me for just another stay-at-home mom -- which puts me in the position of experiencing first-hand the stereotypes and assumptions that many people make about mothers who don't work outside the home. In honor of National Work and Family Month, I'd like to share a few of the observations I've made in three years as an undercover working mom."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 09:12

Work life initiatives in the legal profession take the spotlight in this post by Judy Martin on the National Association for Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers' announcement of its 2011 Best Law Firms for Women list.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 09:02

"How do great organizations keep employees committed and focused? Melinda Wolfe, Head of Professional Development at Bloomberg, and Sylvia Hewlett, Founder and President of the Center for Work-Life Policy draw upon data and personal experience to answer questions from the audience about corporate 'stickiness,' employee satisfaction, burnout, and workplace flexibility."

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 12:15

By Judi Casey