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1. Natural Disaster Response: Stepping Up, Giving Back and Leading Forward

We can’t always predict a natural disaster and the damage it will cause, but we can take steps to be prepared and extend assistance and support to those affected.

Tags: communications, EAPs, emotional health, flexible work, leave, stress
2. Employers Have Been Quick to Offer Aid after the Devastation of Hurricane Harvey

NBGH members, including Aetna, Amazon, Apple, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Google, GE, Home Depot, Humana, Lowe’s, JP Morgan Chase, PepsiCo, Starbucks, UPS, Walmart, and Wells Fargo, quickly stepped up to donate millions to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The emotional and physical recovery will take time, and many of us are looking for ways to sustain our support as affected communities heal and rebuild.

Tags: EAPs, flexible work, leave management
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. Important Employer Considerations for Therapies and Supports for Autism

The CDC estimates1 that one in 68 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and diagnoses continue to rise. Whether that’s due to increasing prevalence or more accurate diagnosing, large employers must have a strategy for supporting plan members with ASD and the employee caregivers who assist them. 

Tags: plan design, well-being, emotional health, caregivers, autism, flexible work
5. 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

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