This year I’ve written some resolutions. The twist is, they’re not for me. They’re for employers. Specifically, they’re for all those employers out there who haven’t yet figured out that work doesn’t always have to be drudgery, that turnover doesn’t always have to be sky-high, and that it’s not only possible for a more humane work environment to co-exist with profits, it’s probable.
Believe it or not, companies who want a shot at getting on next fall’s Working Mother “100 Best Companies” list are getting ready to start applying right now. How do they do it? And why? Here's the scuttlebutt...
Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC
With the start of school approaching, it's important for parents to recognize their role in helping their children succeed. And it's not just for today, but long-term where independence and employment are the goal. Many with disabilities have realized success.
"A growing body of research suggests that children’s language and problem-solving skills may suffer as a result of their parents’ problematic schedules, and that they may be more likely than other children to smoke and drink when they are older.
Workers who lose their jobs due to caring for older, sick, or disabled family members are unlikely to receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, according to a new report, "Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Family Caregivers: An Analysis of State Rules and Practices." This is the case despite provisions in some states' UI rules that are intended to address such situations.