Work and Family

Initiating Tough Work-Life Conversations?

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Blog
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Initiating Tough Work-Life Conversations?
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Huffington Post #NWFM Blogfest

"Occasionally I hear someone opine that work-life is "soft." I've never understood what that means since there is no other people strategy that has generated more hard data to support its contribution to business success. It doesn't match reality on the front lines of practice either. If you want to see a grown man quiver, challenge a new father to defy convention and ask his boss for the weeks of family leave for which the policy manual specifies he is entitled.

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.

Work and Family, Culture and Policy: What Works

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Blog
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Work and Family, Culture and Policy: What Works
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Huffington Post

"A year ago I contributed to The Huffington Post's 2010 National Work and Family Month blogfest with a piece called "

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  • Telework Lonely Hearts

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    Blog
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    Telework Lonely Hearts
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    Huffington Post National Work and Family Month Blogfest

    "What if you never find that special someone? As teleworkers, we can always get a cat. Sure you get to slash your commuting cost, cut your stress, reduce your carbon footprint, and turbo charge your productivity - allowing you to get that next promotion. But, is it really worth it if you end up a telework lonely heart? As we enter National Work and Family Month, wouldn't it be ironic if your work habits got in the way of your ability to have a family?"

    Five Ways Working Moms Can Own the Juggle

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    Blog
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    Five Ways Working Moms Can Own the Juggle
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    The Glass Hammer

    By Elizabeth Bales Frank

    Weekly Update from Corporate Voices for Working Families

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    Newsletter
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    Weekly Update from Corporate Voices for Working Families
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    Corporate Voices for Working Families

    Weekly update on progress and activity at Corporate Voices, as well as links to other work and family news.

    October Is National Work And Family Month; Are Employees Penalized For Balancing Work And Family?

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    Report
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    October Is National Work And Family Month; Are Employees Penalized For Balancing Work And Family?
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    Ceridian

    "A global survey reveals a growing imbalance between what employers say about work-life balance and what they actually do. Every October since 2003, WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) has led a national awareness campaign that promotes work-life effectiveness as a key contributor to productivity and success in the modern workplace. This year the campaign is calling attention to a troubling gap between leaders' beliefs and behaviors at many organizations."

    Access the survey here.

    Bye Bye Blog, Hello Work and Family Researchers Network

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    Blog
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    Bye Bye Blog, Hello Work and Family Researchers Network
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    Sloan Network Work and Family Blog

    Yesterday, I announced that we launched Stage One of the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) website.  With that important milestone, comes our final Work and Family blog.  Before we sign off, I wanted to tell you how to learn about and share the latest news and events on the new WFRN website.

    BCCWF Member Update September 2011

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    Newsletter
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    BCCWF Member Update September 2011
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    Boston College Center for Work and Family

    News about activity at BCCWF and the New England Work & Family Association.

    Penalized for Balancing Work and Family?

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    Blog
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    Penalized for Balancing Work and Family?
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    Wall Street Journal Blog, The Juggle

    "Many firms say they offer programs aimed at boosting employees’ work-life balance, such as flex hours or telecommuting. The problem is, many workers don’t actually feel comfortable using them.

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