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As Millennial employees have children, they are finding that work-life balance is hard to realize. Find ways to help Millennials and work-life challenges.
Life Stages |
Millennials and Work-Life Balance: Have They Figured Out the Secret?
One of the first questions women at work hear when announcing a baby is, "Are you coming back?" It's also one of the least helpful. Here's why.
Recruitment And Retention, Women in the Workforce |
One Question that Derails Women at Work
There are a lot of good reasons why companies need child care as a benefit for employees. Here are five.
Employee Benefits, Life Stages |
5 Reasons Why Companies Need Child Care
Good customer service is a skill; it’s time we started treating it that way. Here’s what smart employers are doing to hang on to their stars.
Recruitment And Retention |
How to Appreciate Frontline Employees (So You Can Keep Them)
The nation’s biggest names are making news for offering employer-sponsored child care.
Client Success Stories, Early Education and Preschool |
PepsiCo, Mercedes, The Home Depot, Starbucks, More: A Shoutout to What Today’s Best Companies Have in Common
College costs are driving what one writer calls “the biggest disruption in higher education.”
Education and Development |
The Biggest Thing About to Upend Your Education Strategy
Today’s talent wars are unprecedented. In response, top employers are changing the way HR works – especially in the world of benefits.
Employee Benefits, Benefits by Generation |
Silicon Valley Employers Talk Benefits Innovation
Mental health is no longer in the shadows. Here’s what some top employers are doing to ensure people get what they need.
Employee Wellbeing |
The Future of Benefits: Leading Employers Embrace Mental Health as a Priority
Three takeaways from World at Work 2019 show what other organizations are doing to compete in a tight talent market.
Employee Benefits |
Keeping Up With Disruptions: 3 Takeaways from World at Work 2019
A lighter mental load; children who are safe. On this Mother’s Day, we offer a wish list for moms at work, home, and everywhere in between.
Women in the Workforce |
For Mother’s Day, Some Heartfelt Wishes for Mothers Everywhere
It's National Nurses Week. Here are 10 reasons to say thank you -- and recognize -- a nurse.
Healthcare Professionals |
National Nurses Week: 10 Reasons to Thank a Nurse
College debt is inarguably a personal finance problem for employees, but it’s also a skills problem for employers.
Student Loan Repayment |
Why Student Loan Repayment Isn’t (Just) About Student Debt
What does it take to successfully mix work and family? Clients who give employees the tools to make it work.
Back-Up Care, Client Success Stories |
Working Parents Succeed with a Little Help from Their Friends (and Back-Up Care!)
Our April HR news roundup covers the cultivation mindset, free food as an employee benefit, going green at work, and more. Take a look!
Company Culture, Employee Benefits |
April HR News Roundup
Elder care is taking an increasing toll on the workforce. WorkSpan details how employers are stepping up.
Life Stages, Elder Care |
A Drain on Time and Energy: WorkSpan Details the Elder Care Challenge
What are the energy industry’s biggest technology challenges? Here’s what we learned from the recent WorkforceNEXT Energy Summit.
Workforce Development |
Talent Challenges Turning Up the Heat on the Energy Industry
Diversity isn't quotas and window dressing - it's representation of our workforces, our customers, and our children.
Company Culture, Women in the Workforce |
Diversity's Powerful Message to the Next Generation
The current talent market makes a strong case for reskilling. But employers need to do a better job at it. Here’s how.
Continuing Education & Skills, Recruitment and Retention |
5 Obstacles to Effective Upskilling and How to Conquer Them
Lately we've been hearing people question the value of Take Your Child to Work Day. We've got three good reasons to embrace it.
Company Culture |
Why We Love Take Your Child to Work Day!
Here are five surprising facts about employees' money problems and what they cost employers.
Financial Wellness |
5 Things You Need to Know About Financial Wellness in Your Workplace
The eight-hour workday is no more. Employers who focus on flexible hours will win out in terms of employee engagement & retention.
The Myth of the Eight-Hour Workday
Almost every client I’ve met in the last 18 months has asked me about elder care. Here’s what we’re telling them.
Elder Care |
The Silent Elder Care Crisis in Your Workforce
See how one employer celebrated the news that nine nurses from a single hospital labor-and-delivery unit were pregnant at the same time.
The Right Way to Answer the Motherhood Penalty
Most people aren’t asking for college admissions advice because they want to cheat. They’re using college counselors because they don’t want to mess it up.
Education and College Advising |
After Varsity Blues: How to Level the College Admissions Playing Field
New research shows American employers have a caregiving crisis. The problem could have especially dire consequences for manufacturers.
Recruitment And Retention, Employee Benefits |
Keeping the Lines Moving: Manufacturing’s Simmering Talent Problem
Your employee tuition assistance program is a great start to employee retention. But is it set up well enough to do the job?
EdAssist, Education and Development, Employee Benefits, Recruitment And Retention |
The 5 Words You Never Want Employees to Say