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In an interview for the Knowledge@Wharton radio show, chief talent scientist at Manpower Group and professor of business psychology at University College London and Columbia University Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic explains how personality traits typically thought of as feminine, despite not always being recognized in the workplace, may actually make for more effective leaders.
Not long ago, you couldn’t walk into an office building without it resembling an episode of Mad Men. Employees could light up a cigarette whenever or wherever and smoking was the norm.
Two fierce women will light up the stage at Workforce Strategy 2019: Dr. Kyra Bobinet and Alexandra Drane. Both are known for challenging the status quo and transforming organizational cultures, and like the title of Krya’s session—they are badass.
A favorite speaker from Workforce Strategy 2018 was Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School. He taught us the ‘100 Best Companies to Work for in America’ outperformed their peers by 2.3%-3.8% per year from 1984-2011 (89%-184% cumulative). This striking evidence demonstrates that investing in the employee experience is a smart business decision.
What motivates and pushes us to excel? Some might say it’s inner drive, personal passion or the desire to help others. We know it’s also the enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from a job well done – especially when recognized.
Miscarriages are common. Leading employers are stepping up to support their employees through a very challenging experience. During a time when it can seem difficult to know what the right thing is to do, consider offering the following benefits as a way to show compassion not just to an employee that has lost her baby but also to her partner who shares in her experience of loss.
The statistics are alarming. Between 2017 and 2018, e-cigarette use rose by more than 75% for high school teens and by nearly 50% for middle school-age children. Moreover, many youth don't realize that e-cigarettes are harmful and contain nicotine. The most commonly sold e-cigarette, the Juul cartridge, contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.
We’ve been thinking a lot about obesity this year, and the fact that most of us - as well as the animals under our care, including in zoos and labs - continue to gain weight. According to the New York Times, “something about the environment is making many of us as fat as our genetic makeup permits.”
The best places to work are making the parenthood journey a joyful one, according to a recent Fortune article featuring Business Group members Comcast and pWc for their innovative approaches to supporting new parents.
According to Bill Strahan, executive vice president of human resources for Comcast Cable, “You don’t have to hide your family here."
No company today can afford to ignore the business impact of paid parental leave and its role in the competitive benefits landscape.
Currently, the 20 largest U.S. employers invest in paid parental leave and more forward-thinking companies are integrating family-friendly policies into their workforce than ever before.
Why? To attract, retain and engage talent, especially from incoming generations.
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