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Flexibility as Currency in Job Negotiations

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Blog
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Flexibility as Currency in Job Negotiations
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

"Flexibility is currency. It has value that is determined by the parties involved in its exchange and can be negotiated. And employers take note: its value is rising rapidly."

Madam CEO, Get Me a Coffee - Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Women Doing "Office Housework"

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Madam CEO, Get Me a Coffee - Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Women Doing "Office Housework"
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The New York Times
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Kay Dowgun

"This is the sad reality in workplaces around the world: Women help more but benefit less from it. In keeping with deeply held gender stereotypes, we expect men to be ambitious and results-oriented, and women to be nurturing and communal. When a man offers to help, we shower him with praise and rewards. But when a woman helps, we feel less indebted. . . .

Disciplines That Expect "Brilliance" Tend to Punish Women, Study Finds

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News Article
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Disciplines That Expect "Brilliance" Tend to Punish Women, Study Finds
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Kay Dowgun

New research has found that women tend to be underrepresented in disciplines whose practitioners think innate talent or "brilliance" is required to succeed. According to the findings, that’s true across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the STEM fields; humanities; and the social sciences. The research—led by Sarah-Jane Leslie, a philosophy professor at Princeton University, and Andrei Cimpian, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—was published in the journal Science.

The More Time Dads Spend with Their Kids, the Happier They Are at Work

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News Article
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The More Time Dads Spend with Their Kids, the Happier They Are at Work
Source: 
Forbes
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Judi C Casey

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
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Ellen Kossek

The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind

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News Article
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The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind
Source: 
New York Times
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Judi C Casey

The resulting absence of millions of potential workers has serious consequences not just for the men and their families but for the nation as a whole. A smaller work force is likely to lead to a slower-growing economy, and will leave a smaller share of the population to cover the cost of government, even as a larger share seeks help.

A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia.

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News Article
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A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia.
Source: 
New York Times
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Judi Casey

Some of the highest employment rates in the advanced world are in places with the highest taxes and most generous welfare systems, namely Scandinavian countries. The United States and many other nations with relatively low taxes and a smaller social safety net actually have substantially lower rates of employment.

Job Schedules that Work for Businesses

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Report
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Job Schedules that Work for Businesses
Source: 
CLASP
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Judi C Casey

Employers rely on their employees to keep their businesses running. That's why they work to recruit and retain the best possible staff--workers who will not only fulfill their duties but be ready each day to push the business to the next level. However, workers can only show those strengths when they have quality jobs, which include (among other features) stable, predictable, and flexible schedules.

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
Source: 
Insight

University of Wisconsin-Madison Tenure-Track Position in School of Human Ecology

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Job Opportunity
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Tenure-Track Position in School of Human Ecology
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University of Wisconsin
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Libby Bestul, UW-Madison

The University of WIsconsin-Madision announces a 12-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Human Ecology. Appointment: 25% in either Human Development and Family Studies, or Consumer Science; 75% in Family Living Programs, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. Responsibilities include Extension programming, research, teaching, and mentoring graduate students.

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