Employee Benefits

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, 

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.

The Curse of Flexible Work

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News Article
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The Curse of Flexible Work
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BBC.com

Deviating from the nine-to-five isn’t always liberating – it can often be a constant source of stress.

Flexible Schedules Reward Dads, Not Moms

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News Article
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Flexible Schedules Reward Dads, Not Moms
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Washington Post

Chung found that men and women in full-time jobs with flexible schedules worked about the same amount of overtime hours. The same went for mothers and fathers. The men, however, saw an earnings increase beyond overtime pay after switching from a concrete schedule to flexible hours. They banked an average of 1,000 more euros (about $1,125) per year. The women enjoyed no such gains.

A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors

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News Article
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A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors
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New York Times
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Monique Valcour

Many universities have adopted tenure-extension policies that give new parents greater flexibility. In practice, these policies are usually gender-neutral, giving fathers an extra year to establish their reputations, just like mothers.

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

The Truth About Parental Leave

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Blog
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The Truth About Parental Leave
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; Founder/CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

Parental leave is very much a "hot topic" for working parents and now, for companies, and there's progress being made in this area.  Yet there are millions of working parents/employees whose needs are not being met so we still have a long way to go.

Ten Tips for Getting on the Working Mother "Best Company" List

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Blog
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Ten Tips for Getting on the Working Mother "Best Company" List
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

The application for Working Mother’s annual “100 Best Companies” list is out—if your company wants to try for this list, you have until mid-March to answer the 500 questions, write your essay, and get your entry in. It’s a lot of work, but it’s for a big reward.  Here are some tips for getting on the list.

New Workforce Benchmarking Tool from AARP and Boston College

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Announcement
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New Workforce Benchmarking Tool from AARP and Boston College
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Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, in collaboration with AARP
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Judi C Casey

The Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, in collaboration with AARP, has launched the Workforce Benchmarking Tool, designed to help benchmark employer management strategies and corporate culture against those of similar organizations. Drawing on data from the 2015 Talent Management Study - a survey of more than 350 U.S.

Need a Good Parental Leave Policy? Here It Is.

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Blog
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Need a Good Parental Leave Policy? Here It Is.
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

Here's a brief guide, to designing a leave that will both retain your talented employees and reduce the potential for legal liability.

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