Employee Benefits

Podcast

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Other
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Podcast
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The WorkLifeHUB
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Debra Schafer, CEO and Special Education Advisor

Recent podcast featured on The WorkLifeHUB, discussing issues related to working parents who have children with autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.  Among other topics, we discussed obstacles in the workplace regarding disclosure, policy changes, and how companies can support these complex needs.  Excerpt from our discussion and the actual podcast are posted at above link and also at: http://www.debraischafer.com/#!media/c16m6.

The Economic Benefits of Paid Leave

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News Article
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The Economic Benefits of Paid Leave
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The New York Times
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Kay Dowgun

“What are the true economic effects of paid leave? Real-life experiments are underway in three states that already have operational paid leave programs: California, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Their experiences — particularly California’s, where the policy is a decade old — offer some answers. (New Jersey’s started in 2009 and Rhode Island’s last year.) Economists have found that with paid leave, more people take time off, particularly low-income parents who may have taken no leave or dropped out of the work force after the birth.

Access to Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Workplace-Funded Childcare

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Brief
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Access to Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Workplace-Funded Childcare
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Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Kay Dowgun

This issue of Beyond the Numbers published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics takes a look at dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare, and the rate of worker access to each of these benefits.  The data show the employee access rates in 2014 for selected occupational and establishment characteristics for state and local government workers and for private industry workers.

Modern Staff Motivation: An Infographic

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Infographic
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Modern Staff Motivation: An Infographic
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Towergate
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Judi C Casey

For employers in any sector of work, successfully motivating your employees is vital in terms of maintaining not only a workforce but also a healthy business. For everyone involved in the workspace this particular notion has been clear for a long time, though as traditional workplace paradigms begin to shift and the definition of what it means to be an employee in a modern work environment evolve, there are bound to be new motivation methods taking hold.

How To Apply for a "Best Company to Work For" List - and Why It's Worth the Trouble

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Blog
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How To Apply for a "Best Company to Work For" List - and Why It's Worth the Trouble
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Huffington Post

In order to be considered for the Working Mother list, you'll need to answer some 500 questions relating to your company's demographics, programs and practices, hiring/firing data, etc.

Flexible Policies, Closed Minds: Flexibility Stigma and Participation in Family-Friendly Programs at Work

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Blog
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Flexible Policies, Closed Minds: Flexibility Stigma and Participation in Family-Friendly Programs at Work
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APA Center for Organizational Excellence
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Monique Valcour, EDHEC Business School

Colleen Flaherty Manchester and Phyllis Moen on Egg Freezing

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News Article
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Colleen Flaherty Manchester and Phyllis Moen on Egg Freezing
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Jerry Jacobs

Businesses that offer this perk still want women to fit male work template.

Egg-Freezing is Latest Talking Point in Valley Diversity Debate

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News Article
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Egg-Freezing is Latest Talking Point in Valley Diversity Debate
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Financial Times
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

The Financial Times considers the Silicon Valley egg-freezing debate. 

Work/Life Balance for the Generations

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Blog
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Work/Life Balance for the Generations
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The Huffington Post
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Cathy Leibow

In honor of National Work and Family Month, this blog discusses how employers can effectively manage the work/life needs of three generations (Baby Boomers, Generation X & Y).

New Benefit Offers Education Help To Parents Of Special-Needs Children

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News Article
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New Benefit Offers Education Help To Parents Of Special-Needs Children
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Employee Benefit News
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Debra Schafer, CEO

A slightly revised article just released on supporting working parents who have children with autism, learning differences, and related needs.  HR and Benefits leaders are beginning to recognize how services and supports can help these employees remain productive and engaged.

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