Tag: Work/ Life

Happy workers

Workers Willing to Compromise on Salary for the Right Benefits, Culture, and Growth Opportunities

Base salary isn’t the sole driving force for most workers when considering a job offer, according to a new report from Hays, the world’s largest specialist recruitment agency. While salary remains the biggest consideration, it is outweighed by the combination of benefits, company culture, and career growth when deciding whether to accept a job offer […]


Retaining the Millennial Workforce and Why It Matters

In just the past year, Millennials surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation and started inching their way to making up the majority of the workforce. For HR professionals, this shift in the workforce can create a challenge, as Millennials are known for job hopping more than previous generations. In fact, Deloitte reports that […]


Remote Workers Who Rely on Technology Seek a Human Connection, Says Survey

Polycom—a content collaboration solutions provider—and Future Workplace—an HR executive network and research firm—has released results of a new global study of 25,234 workers entitled, “The Human Face of Remote Working”. The study uncovered how collaborative technologies have made employees more empathetic and build better coworker relationships, despite the remote working stigma of laziness and isolation.

Workplace Diversity

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

Religious discrimination hasn’t been a major concern for employers in recent years. There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. But recent trends call for a renewed look at the issues surrounding religion in the workplace, one expert says.


Weighing Paid Parental Leave? Consider These Points First

While the United States is still one of few developed nations that do not offer paid parental leave, Americans overwhelmingly support these policies. A recent poll shows that 82% of voters say it’s important to explore legislation that allows paid time off for medical and family reasons. Today, there is potential for change on the horizon. There has been a growing chorus of support for possibly amending federal unemployment insurance laws to guarantee 6 weeks of paid maternity leave.


Surviving Mergers and Acquisitions: A 5-Point Plan for HR

by Tim Hird, executive director of Robert Half Management Resources Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity has been high in recent years. Global mergers in 2015 had a combined value of more than $4 trillion, The Wall Street Journal reported, and 2016 saw a number of deals between large companies.

What’s A Popular Work Perk for Work/Life Balance?

Employers and workers aren’t on the same page about juggling personal and professional priorities, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam shows. More than six in 10 senior managers (63%) interviewed said their company is very supportive of its employees’ efforts to achieve work/life balance, yet only 34% of staff agree. This compares to 45% of […]

Global Rewards Best Practices? Don’t Follow Them!

“Best practices” tend to be what the big multi-nationals do, and that’s often not right for your company, says Fisher, principal at Chicago-based consultant Laurus Strategies.  Along with colleague Patrick Gallagher, he offered his tips at SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exhibition, held recently in Atlanta, Georgia. The first step in developing a global rewards strategy, […]

Parental Leave for Lawyers Promotes Work-Life Balance, Retention

Without 6-month parental leaves after the births of her two children, as well as a flexible work arrangement, attorney Lisa J. Pirozzolo says she wouldn’t have been able to achieve as much as she has in her career at WilmerHale. “From my personal experience, I wouldn’t be here as a partner with the firm, if […]