The challenges working moms face have been noted for decades, even if not all the players in the labor market and corporate world necessarily appreciate those challenges or take steps to mitigate and address them. Even with very active dads, mothers tend to assume the majority of childcare burdens, meaning working moms are constantly being […]
As you interview new candidates to fill open roles, what makes your organization stand out from the crowd? What about when you’re focusing on retaining your current employees? Or simply trying to boost morale?
Incredibly, COVID-19 has now affected a third school year. Working parents were previously able to rely on the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to take leave in the event of school closures and/or remote learning because of COVID-19-related circumstances. As of now, no such leave entitlement exists for the 2021-2022 school year. Employers […]
The Massachusetts Legislature is considering two bills containing expansive new protections for parents who are unable to return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic because of a lack of childcare as well as paid sick time for employees who aren’t eligible for the same benefit under a federal law Congress passed in March.
Recent years have seen a widespread demand for childcare benefits and workplace flexibly surrounding parents in the workforce. As the philosophies of work change, older organizations face serious challenges when trying to get their policies and culture up to date. Start-ups have many different challenges, but they do have the unique opportunity to start off […]
As an HR professional, you are likely keenly aware of the child care crisis. Parents spend exorbitant amounts of money on child care, if they can even find child care in their area. Costs and constraints lead to large percentages of new mothers not returning to work, not because they don’t want to but because […]
Helping new parents return to the workforce can be a great benefit to employers and employees alike. Making the transition easier can enable more parents to continue working if they choose after expanding their family, benefiting everyone. This can also reduce an employer’s turnover costs and minimize workplace disruption.
I admit that, like many Americans, I am fascinated with the lives of the British royal family. That is especially true with respect to Charles and Di’s two young princes. I enjoy hearing news about Prince Williams’ adorable family, and I was excited to hear about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent engagement. In fact, […]