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1. Forget What You Know about Work & Family

The experience of the American family has changed drastically. Today, there are more dual-earner households, single parents and female breadwinners than ever before. By the same token, demographic shifts and technology breakthroughs have transformed the nature of work. It’s not surprising that work-life struggles are common.

It is, however, time to rethink what we know about work and family. As we recognize National Work and Family Month, let’s reflect on some of today’s work-life secrets and what you can do to stay ahead of the curve.

Tags: engagement, family-friendly, job satisfaction, caregivers, work-life balance, leave
2. "Leave the Crown in the Garage." A Message on Work-Life from PepsiCo's CEO

Success cannot be defined nor sustained by one dimension of our lives. Our physical health affects our work performance, and our job satisfaction affects our emotional well-being in and out of the office. The lessons we learn in one role make us stronger in another, but we oftentimes find ourselves in conflict between responsibilities. A workplace culture of health and flexibility can assist employees in achieving work-life harmony and position businesses as employers of choice.

Tags: job satisfaction, work-life balance, family-friendly
3. What Women Want-at Work

In our modern world, flexibility is the freedom to thrive in and out of the office, and it’s what women want. Today’s top talent is attracted to forward-thinking, flexible, and family-friendly workplaces. 

After decades of growth, women’s participation in the U.S. workforce has been declining. In 1990, the United States had the sixth highest female workforce participation rate of 24 OECD economies. By 2014, it dropped to 22nd.1 Research indicates the lack of family-friendly policies accounted for approximately 28% of the relative decline.2

Tags: flexible work, job satisfaction, work-life balance, caregivers, leave
4. "Paid Leave Is Worth Every Penny" according to Blackstone CEO

Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of global private equity firm Blackstone and chair of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, published a letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal on June 19. His letter was in response to an earlier WSJ editorial on paid family leave, “The Ivanka Entitlement,” which critiqued the President’s 2018 budget proposal requiring states to provide six weeks of paid family leave for new mothers and fathers, including adoptive parents.

Tags: leave management, job satisfaction, work-life balance
5. What can employers do to help their employees take a break?

Encouraging employees to take all of their allotted time-off (PTO) each year is a cost effective way to improve overall employee well-being.

According to a recent report by Project: Time Off, 55% of surveyed American workers did not use all of their vacation or PTO days in 2015. This translates to 658 million unused days.1 While the impact this has on employees and their stress level, job satisfaction and overall well-being has been widely publicized, employers are also negatively affected by PTO/vacation carryover.

Tags: well-being, job satisfaction, leave management, stress, work-life balance
6. Americans Really ARE Workaholics

Americans really are workaholics, according to a new poll of employed adults, with consequences for their own health, the health of others, and maybe the health and sustainable performance of their employers.

Tags: emotional health, job satisfaction, performance, productivity, stress, work-life balance, leave, flexible work, resilience
7. Increasing Employee Assistance Program Effectiveness and Utilization: New Approaches and Emerging Trends

Despite the benefits of EAPs, low engagement rates mean employers are struggling to demonstrate how the program provides value. In response, new trends are driving changes in EAP design and delivery to better support many aspects of an employee’s life.

Tags: EAPs, engagement, stress, well-being, mental health, work-life balance

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