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Work / Life Issues

Paycheck to paycheck normal for most workers

08/31/2016
More than three-quarters of workers—78%—are living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, and 26% don’t save any money at all.

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.