Human Resources

New Report on Postdoc Parents

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Report
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New Report on Postdoc Parents
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Pregnant Scholar Initiative at the Center for WorkLife Law

Our next generation of brilliant researchers is facing a challenge that their institutions are ill equipped to address–parenthood.

The Six-Hour Workday

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Infographic
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The Six-Hour Workday
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Ohio University

For today’s workers, there is hope that a disruption in workday hours may be on the horizon. According to research, the average worker is productive for almost three hours when committed to an 8-hour day. A wide variety of unproductive activities disrupt workers’ concentration levels. These include smoking breaks, visiting social media sites, making food at work, eating, reading news websites, searching for jobs and more.

Why Data Needs a Story to Make a Difference

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Blog
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Why Data Needs a Story to Make a Difference
Source: 
Ere Media
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Robin Hardman

Trying to sell a new idea or program to senior leadership? Or showcase your organization’s features to win a corporate award or land a grant? We’ve all been told that “making the business case” comes down to having good data. But while data is critical, it’s not everything.

Research Survey

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Other
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Research Survey
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www.Education-Navigation.com
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Debra Isaacs Schafer

Asking for input from Work/Life, HR, & Benefits leaders as we conduct some brief research on benefits for working parents.  The survey will take 5 minutes and your input would be most appreciated.

Not on Fortune's Best Company To Work For List? There's Always Next Year

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Blog
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Not on Fortune's Best Company To Work For List? There's Always Next Year
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Perhaps your boss—or the CEO—is on your case about getting on the list. Perhaps you’ve been turned down by one too many job candidates who opted for more shiny-looking competitors. Perhaps you simply think your organization is swell, and deserves a bit of credit. Whatever your reasons for wanting to get on the “100 Best Companies” list, the first step is to understand what it takes.

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
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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
Source: 
The Conversation
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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.

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