Work and Family

Report Summary: “Navigating the Demands of Work and Eldercare,” U.S. Department of Labor

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Report Summary: “Navigating the Demands of Work and Eldercare,” U.S. Department of Labor
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

A new report from the U.S. Department of Labor highlights the value of flexibility for the millions of working Americans who are also caregivers.

Take 5: Ian Reynolds on Work, Life, and Engagement at Johns Hopkins

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Blog
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Take 5: Ian Reynolds on Work, Life, and Engagement at Johns Hopkins
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Ian Reynolds is Director of WorkLife and Community Programs in the Office of Work, Life and Engagement at Johns Hopkins. In his position, Ian oversees the delivery of a variety of programs designed to assist faculty and staff achieve healthy worklife effectiveness. These include childcare, backup care, and eldercare services; lifespan workshops; the Breastfeeding Support Program; flexible work arrangements; staff recognition; and housing and relocation support. 

Fight Employee Fears of Using Family Benefits

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News Article
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Fight Employee Fears of Using Family Benefits
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Daily Labor Report (Bloomberg BNA)
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dowgun

Employees are often afraid to use family-friendly benefits because of perceived stigma, according to a study published earlier this year in the academic journal Personnel Psychology in which 154 firefighters and 440 nurses took part.

Great Performers Make Their Personal Lives a Priority

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News Article
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Great Performers Make Their Personal Lives a Priority
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Harvard Business Review

Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work, University of Guelph, Ontario

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Job Opportunity
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Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work, University of Guelph, Ontario
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University of Guelph
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Donna Lero, University of Guelph (posted by Jerry A. Jacobs)

Bringing Flexibility Back to Retirement: An Interview with Paul Rupert

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Blog
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Bringing Flexibility Back to Retirement: An Interview with Paul Rupert
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

When the concept of flexible work arrangements was first introduced, in the 1970s and 80s, it referred to a long menu of options, from flexing start and end times to job sharing, compressed work weeks, and many other arrangements that have fallen off the collective radar. I recently sat down with Paul Rupert to learn more about one such valuable but under-used arrangement, Phased Retirement.

New Book Takes a Faith-Based Approach to Work-Life Balance

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Book
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New Book Takes a Faith-Based Approach to Work-Life Balance
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http://amzn.to/2gtIO3f
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Russell Clayton

Russell Clayton, Ph.D. released a new book taking a faith-based approach to work-life balance. Supported by evidence from academic research, In Search of Work-Life Balance presents a biblically based, practical, and achievable way forward for anyone who's wrestling to find a functional balance between the necessity of work and the desire to spend time with those who matter the most. 

Spotlight on A Better Balance

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Blog
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Spotlight on A Better Balance
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

News on Employer Parental Leave Policies

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Brief
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News on Employer Parental Leave Policies
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CLASP and the National Partnership on Women and Families
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CLASP Jodie Levin-Epstein

What Makes a Company One of the "Best"

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Blog
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What Makes a Company One of the "Best"
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)

Working Mother Media has published some numbers that provide a fascinating comparison between those companies on the most recent  (2016) “100 Best Companies

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