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There are 14 item(s) tagged with the keyword "work-life balance".

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1. Discover the Benefits Employees Value Most at Workforce Strategy 2018

Mental health, work-life integration and the obesity epidemic — these are just a few of the topics most relevant to today’s workforce that will be covered at Workforce Strategy 2018, September 25–27, in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Tags: job satisfaction, well-being, engagement, work-life balance
2. What Working Parents Want from Their Employers

Satisfied employees are good for business. Research has found links between job satisfaction and employee turnover, customer satisfaction-loyalty, safety, productivity and employee health.

Tags: job satisfaction, well-being, engagement, work-life balance
3. Working Mothers by the Numbers in 2018

There are 50 million parents in today’s workforce and more dual-earner households, single parent homes and female breadwinners in 2018 than ever before.

Despite this, a recent survey from Ovia Health featured in NBGH’s recently released Parent Package found that only 65 percent of women working at companies with 1,000 or more employees feel supported in balancing their work and family lives.

Tags: well-being, plan design, work-life balance, leave, leave management
4. Don't Forget About Dads

Today, dads are taking on more caregiving and household responsibilities than ever before. According to the Pew Research Center, fathers spend, on average, seven hours a week on child care—that’s almost triple the time they provided in 1965. And fathers, like mothers, struggle to maintain work-life harmony. As family structures evolve, top employers are adapting their policies and programs in pursuit of an agile, competitive workforce.

Tags: family-friendly, well-being, flexible work, work-life balance
5. Job Satisfaction: The Secret Agent of Well-being

Satisfied employees are good for business. Research has found links between job satisfaction and employee turnover, customer satisfaction-loyalty, safety, productivity and employee health.

Tags: job satisfaction, well-being, engagement, work-life balance
6. Large Employers Lead the Way in Supporting Working Parents

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Family & Medical Leave Act, a landmark law that has granted many eligible employees unpaid, job-protected leave to care for loved ones.

Tags: leave, family-friendly, work-life balance
7. Alzheimer's Disease and the Workplace: Prepare for the Future

Earlier this month, Bill Gates reminded us there is hope for an Alzheimer’s breakthrough and announced his $50 million investment in Alzheimer’s R&D.

Tags: caregivers, family-friendly, mental health, work-life balance, Alzheimer's
8. 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
9. "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
10. 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

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