Human Resources

It's the Culture, Stupid!

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Blog
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It's the Culture, Stupid!
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

Wellness, including [massage therapy, yoga sessions] and other types of stress-reduction, has been a trend in corporate America for some time now. Some of it is about healthcare cost reduction and some is about reducing burnout. How well these programs actually work is subject to debate. But I do sometimes wonder why employers seem to focus so much on the symptoms (stress and burnout) and so little on the “disease.”

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.

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