Tag: parental leave

Why I Love the Troublemaker

Over the past few years, I’ve poured my heart into diversity and inclusion initiatives at Square Root. We’ve added generous parental leave, supported a local STEM education non-profit that benefits young girls called Girlstart, created sensitivity training, and fostered internal communities. With our efforts came a diverse team. We span generations, education levels, genders, sexual […]

Get the Most out of Inclusive Paternity Leave

There is only one developed nation without some sort of federally mandated paternity leave and it’s the United States. Even when paternity leave is available, it’s usually for only a few weeks and does not come with a full rate of pay or other benefits.

Benefits Employees Appreciate Most in 2018

In today’s tight labor market, companies can’t afford losing top talent. With three in every four employees more likely to stay with their employer just based off their benefits package, it’s important for companies to identify which benefits matter most to their employees. In identifying what benefits your employees value most, you can retain your […]

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Why Employees Are Quitting

When turnover rates start increasing, the question on every HR professional’s mind is: Why? Why are employees quitting more now than before? And what can be done about it?

Women as Warriors: What Black Panther Teaches Us About Women in the Workplace

Coming off the heels of a fantastic Blockbuster first few weeks, nearly $900 million made at the box office globally, and premiering during Black History Month, there is no denying that Black Panther is just the start of a monumental cultural movement. Black Panther is being touted as not only one of the year’s best […]

What EEOC’s recent lawsuit over parental leave means for employers

by Jessica A.H. Howell The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws when individuals claim workplace discrimination. Recently, the EEOC filed suit against a cosmetics company for implementing and administering parental leave benefits in a discriminatory manner based on sex. The lawsuit is the first of […]

The Present and Future of Women in the Workforce

While we all expect equal treatment and opportunity at work, women in the workplace have historically been faced with an uneven playing field. Data from an iCIMS survey of 1,000 office professionals reveals that U.S. companies are making progress, but still struggle with gender issues, including the pay gap, parental leave, hiring women in STEM, and promoting women to C-level positions.

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New Report Offers Insight into Women in the Workforce

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 47% of U.S. workers are women. While we all expect equal treatment and opportunity at work, women in the workplace have historically been faced with an uneven playing field. Recent data from an iCIMS survey, of 1,000 office professionals, reveals that U.S. companies are making progress, but still struggle […]

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What 2017 Holds for Disability and Absence Management

2017 is a year of uncertainty for the HR sector. Absence and disability management professionals are no different. A new president and Congress are sure to institute laws and regulations that make changes great and small. At the same time, states and localities continue to make their own legal and regulatory changes, especially around paid leave.