WORK / LIFE ISSUES

The 10 best ways to retain working mothers

07/28/2016
Worried that new mothers may not return to work following maternity leave? Increase the odds by building flexibility into your work culture. Offering options for when and where work gets done is one of the best ways to encourage women to come back—and stay—after they give birth.

85% experience high levels of work stress

07/28/2016
The unemployment rate is down and employers have been hiring. But high workplace stress is still common.

What restrictions can we place on employees taking time off to vote?

07/22/2016

Q. With elections coming up we have started to think about what we can do to manage when employees are taking time to vote. Our policy says they can take time off the morning of an election. Can we ask them to go after work? Can we tell them when in the morning they can take off to vote? Can we tell them how long they can take to vote? Can we deduct pay if they take too long?

Just going to work costs your employees

07/05/2016
The simple act of going to work takes a big bite out of everyone’s paycheck. Here's exactly how big.

Productivity suffers from tech distractions, slacking

06/30/2016
Three out of four employers say they lose two or more hours of productivity per day because employees are distracted.

Young adults increasingly live with their parents

06/23/2016
More of your youngest employees probably live with their moms and dads than have a place of their own, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

Punching the clock, packing on the pounds

06/01/2016
Feel like you’re gaining weight sitting behind your desk? You’re not alone.

Snapshot: Why your employees are thinking of jumping ship

05/09/2016
What are employees looking for when looking around?

Paws for a purpose?

05/05/2016
Pets just might become one of the elements of a good employee retention policy.

Work stress brings out the best in creative execs

04/28/2016
Work stress is par for the course for creative leaders, but nearly one-third of respondents claimed the more stress they experience, the better their performance.

Mom was right: You should have become a doctor

04/12/2016
Survey shows doctor as being America's most prestigious occupation

American workers restless over mix of wages, benefits

04/08/2016
American workers want more cash from their employers, and they would be willing to accept fewer benefits in exchange, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Gig economy adds up to a trillion-dollar business

03/21/2016
The so-called gig economy is bigger than you think.

What to do when one of your employees is arrested

02/29/2016
It’s a question more employers worry they will find themselves asking: “What should I do if one of my employees gets arrested?”

10 companies raise the bar on great benefits

02/18/2016
With more than half of employees reporting that benefits are a top consideration when deciding to accept a job, employers are raising the bar on the perks they offer.
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