Tag: Work/ Life


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 […]