Human Resources

Why You Need to Forget Everything You Know About Work/Life Balance

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Blog
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Why You Need to Forget Everything You Know About Work/Life Balance
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Oracle

Women with MS: What's Working Today

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Report
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Women with MS: What's Working Today
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Working Mother Research Institute
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Jennifer Owens, WMRI

For our new Working Mother Research Institute survey, we worked with the National MS Society to ask 1,248 women with multiple sclerosis to share how the disease affects their work and personal lives. 

Caring Is Everybody’s Business! 6th International Carers Conference on Care and Caring: Future Proofing the New Demographics, 3-6 Sept 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Conference
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Caring Is Everybody’s Business! 6th International Carers Conference on Care and Caring: Future Proofing the New Demographics, 3-6 Sept 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden
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Carers Sweden, CarersUK and The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Jana Javornik/University of Leeds

How we manage care and caring in the face of demographic change increasingly domi­nates social policy, research and practice.

Do Workers Want ‘Flexibility’? Depends On How You Define It.

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News Article
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Do Workers Want ‘Flexibility’? Depends On How You Define It.
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Washington Post
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Ellen Kossek

Flex Time Doesn’t Need to Be an HR Policy

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News Article
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Flex Time Doesn’t Need to Be an HR Policy
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

"Flexibility doesn't have to be all-or-nothing -- it can be a gradual process, the first steps of which can take many different forms."

What HR Can Do to Fix the Gender Pay Gap

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News Article
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What HR Can Do to Fix the Gender Pay Gap
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Judi C Casey

Two New Reports Claim Firms and Employees Are Out of Step on Flexible Working

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News Article
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Two New Reports Claim Firms and Employees Are Out of Step on Flexible Working
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Insight

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
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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.

In Reality, New ‘Flexible Working’ Rights Could Mean Longer Days and Less Family Time

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News Article
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In Reality, New ‘Flexible Working’ Rights Could Mean Longer Days and Less Family Time
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The Conversation

 Increased flexibility at work does allow us to do many things that were not possible before and, yes, this does have the potential to provide workers with a better work-life balance.

The Lie Employers Tell Themselves (and You)

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Blog
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The Lie Employers Tell Themselves (and You)
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

 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.

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