Wellbeing

Working Mother, National Partnership Team Up on Paid Parental Leave

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Blog
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Working Mother, National Partnership Team Up on Paid Parental Leave
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About.com Working Moms


"Did you receive paid maternity leave? Did your baby's father? If you answered no to either question, Working Mother Magazine and the National Partnership for Women and Families have taken up your cause, with a campaign to require American employers to provide paid parental leave, as all other developed countries do. In the U.S., only 16 percent of companies surveyed by the Families and Work Institute paid full salaries to women on maternity leave, down from 27 percent a decade earlier.

Health & Well-Being Study: Enhanced Employee Health, Well-Being, and Engagement through Dependent Care Supports

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Report
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Health & Well-Being Study: Enhanced Employee Health, Well-Being, and Engagement through Dependent Care Supports
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Bright Horizons

"In a rapidly changing marketplace, three questions could have significant implications for employers.

Captivate Office Pulse Survey Reveals Men are Happier than Women with their Work-Life Balance

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Press Release
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Captivate Office Pulse Survey Reveals Men are Happier than Women with their Work-Life Balance
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MarketWatch

"Captivate Network, the leading digital media company providing customized, actionable information to millions of on-the-go business professionals throughout North America, has released its latest Captivate Office Pulse survey of more than 670 North American white-collar workers about their attempts to balance their personal and work lives. The research uncovers the profiles of the happiest and unhappiest workers.

Paternity Leave: Men Want It But Many Don’t Use It

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Blog
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Paternity Leave: Men Want It But Many Don’t Use It
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Strong Men Speak

"In the Boston College Center for Work & Family study The New Dad: Caring Committed and Conflicted we asked fathers how much time they had taken away from work after the birth of their most recent child. More that three-quarters of fathers in the study took off one week or less and only 1 in 100 took more than 4 weeks off.

The Companies Doing the Most to Make Their Employees Happier

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Blog
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The Companies Doing the Most to Make Their Employees Happier
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Forbes

"Fat paychecks, light workloads, and endless vacation days don’t necessarily add up to happy employees. In fact, the happiest employees in the U.S. credit their bliss to first-rate employee incentives, ample benefits, career advancement programs, and great work-life balance."

Flex and Job Security: The New Balancing Act

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Blog
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Flex and Job Security: The New Balancing Act
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The Glass Hammer

"According to a recent study in the Journal of Vocational Behaviour, there is a huge disconnect in policy and practice when it comes to corporate flex programs. The study, 'Influences on employee perceptions of organizational work–life support: Signals and resources,' found that even though many companies have flex policies in place, employees aren’t taking advantage of them."

2012 Best Companies For Hourly Workers

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Other
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2012 Best Companies For Hourly Workers
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Corporate Voices for Working Families, in partnership with Working Mother Media

Applications now being taken. You may apply if your company has a minimum of 500 employees in the United States and at least half (50 percent) of your company's total U.S. employees are nonexempt. Winning companies will be featured in the May 2012 issue of Working Mother magazine and on workingmother.com. Winning companies are also celebrated at a gala event to be held in May 2012.

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