How we manage care and caring in the face of demographic change increasingly dominates social policy, research and practice. The 6th International Carers Conference will challenge the international community to take a fresh look at an enduring issue.
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.
Although the concept of work-life tension has become commonplace, many employers still operate mostly under the pretense that nobody has a life outside of work. Even in the bad old days it must have been blindingly obvious that this wasn’t true.
Work-life policies don't help to address work overload, which is what I like to call "the third rail of work-life." In order to make progress on preventing work overload, leaders need to realize that work-life is about stewardship of the energy of their workforce, not something that has to be fit in when business cycles allow.
New provisions allowing parents to share parental leave come into force in the UK this year. These will be available to parents in England, Scotland and Wales who will give birth to or adopt a child after April 5 next year.