Work and Family

In America, Too Much 'All Work, No Play'?

Type of News Item: 
TV/Radio Show
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In America, Too Much 'All Work, No Play'?
Source: 
NPR

"With kids wailing and the to-do list piling up, relaxing may prove an elusive ideal. Guest host Jacki Lyden discusses work-life balance with Chris Licht, vice president of programming at CBS News and author of What I Learned When I Almost Died; Arnoldo Borjo, a community organizer for the Legal Aid Justice Center in Northern Virginia; and Bertice Berry, sociologist, lecturer and author of A Year to Wellness."

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

Type of News Item: 
Blog
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Paternity Leave: Men Want It But Many Don’t Use It
Source: 
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.

'Work-Life Balance' Argument Back in Spotlight After Bloomberg Claim Dropped

Type of News Item: 
News Article
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'Work-Life Balance' Argument Back in Spotlight After Bloomberg Claim Dropped
Source: 
ABC News

"A federal judge's ruling this week that Bloomberg Media Co. did not broadly discriminate against pregnant women and mothers is drawing fire because of the judge's comments that companies do not need to allow for work-life balance."

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
Source: 
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

Type of News Item: 
Blog
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Flex and Job Security: The New Balancing Act
Source: 
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
Source: 
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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