Human Resources

New Book Release - Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

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New Book Release - Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women
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Amazon
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David Smith

Increasingly, new employees and junior members of any profession are encouraged-sometimes stridently-to "find a mentor!" Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentorship can be profound and enduring; strong mentoring relationships have the capacity to transform individuals and entire organizations. Organizations that retain and promote top talent-both female and male-are more likely to thrive.  But the mentoring landscape is unequal.

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 Working Is Making Us Work Longer

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News Article
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Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer
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The Conversation
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Heejung Chung

Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.

How To Tell Your Story on a "Best Place to Work" Application

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Blog
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How To Tell Your Story on a "Best Place to Work" Application
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)
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Robin Hardman

Tips for making the best use of those open-answer questions on "best place to work" applications.

4 Simple Ways to Ask for and Take Paternity Leave

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News Article
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4 Simple Ways to Ask for and Take Paternity Leave
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Mashable.com

"instead of hiding family needs or worrying about being seen as insufficiently committed to work, expectant fathers should find a pro-active way to advocate for themselves and their families.

That might sound overwhelming, but there are four simple steps to help you develop a paternity leave plan"

How Tech Companies Can Avoid the Parental Leave Paradox

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Blog
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How Tech Companies Can Avoid the Parental Leave Paradox
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Medium

What can be done to avoid the unintended negative consequences of parental leave policies?

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.

Job Loyalty Still Exists: To Retain Millennials Focus on Growth Opportunities, Work-life Balance and Supportive Bosses

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Press Release
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Job Loyalty Still Exists: To Retain Millennials Focus on Growth Opportunities, Work-life Balance and Supportive Bosses
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PR Web
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Boston College Center for Work & Family has released a new report - How Millennials Navigate Their Careers: Young Adult Views on Work, Life and Success. This press release shares the highlights of the findings of a survey of 1,100 Millennials at 5 large coompanies.

Good Guys Win. Really.

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Blog
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Good Guys Win. Really.
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LinkedIn
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