Most U.S. employers support workplace flexibility

Eighty percent employers of surveyed offer flexible work arrangements to employees, according to new research by the nonprofit WorldatWork and online career site FlexJobs.

Is the eight-hour workday a relic of the past?

A new survey indicates that, much like flip phones and fax machines, this tradition may be on its way out.

Wellness up as employers combat health costs

With health care costs rising and Affordable Care Act compliance efforts in full swing, employers are turning toward wellness programs to counter some of the financial strain.

Downturn still takes toll on work/life balance

One-third of full-time workers believe balancing their work and personal lives has become more difficult in the last five years, as a Great Recession legacy of stagnant salaries and longer hours adds pressure at the office and on the home front.

The conversation about 'balance' is changing

Have technology and the global economy made it just about impossible to compartmentalize work and life separately?

Be it resolved: We will manage our money in 2015

A Harris Poll of 2,255 U.S. adults found us making these money-related resolutions for 2015.

All the benefits of vacation, none of the sun and sand

A British hypnotherapist is offering sessions designed to help stressed out workers “feel as refreshed and revitalised as they do after a two-week break.”

5 ways employees can build financial security

Employees whose financial affairs are in order can focus more on work and less on money worries at home. If you offer financial literacy training as an employee benefit, include these tips from the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Vodka maker keeps moms on board with family-friendly employee perks

A lot of moms work for the maker of Guinness beer and Smirnoff vodka, so Diageo North America has a lot benefits to keep them on board.

Utah HR tech firm winning war on employee burnout

At BambooHR, employees are out the door after 40 hours a week. The 53-employee HR software company strictly enforces a no-more-than-40-hour workweek. Employees go home on time, take every weekend off and never answer emails after hours.

Do personal finance problems affect attendance?

Nearly two-fifths of HR pros believe employees’ financial woes contribute to absenteeism.

A to Zzzz: Energize your staff by allowing power naps

As Americans work longer hours, some organizations have become tolerant of sleeping on the job. Here's the real headline: Naps work.

Sweet dreams: The upside of lying down on the job

Some employers are encouraging workers to sleep on the job. The Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 poll of HR pros says 6% of workplaces have nap rooms where employees can catch up on their Z’s.

Where child care costs your employees the most

According to ChildCare Aware of America, a child care advocacy organization, day care takes up a larger share of the family budget than housing in every region except the West.

City pushes financial wellness alongside medical checkups

Just as it encourages employees to have their medical checkups, the city of Winter Park, Fla., pushes its staff to complete an annual financial well-being checkup.
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