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What About Me?

March 15, 2011
The Huffington Post recently named the growth of workplace flexibility at Fortune 500 companies as one of the top stories of the last decade . That's no surprise if you look at corporate data. A recent survey of CEOs found that the #1 investment challenge facing business in the next decade is "...

Limping Along

March 15, 2011
In the first ten weeks of this year, we've missed 11 days of work due to school holidays or a sick kid. We're not even through the first quarter yet. If the rest of the year is like this quarter, we'll miss more than 40 days of work by the end of the year. How can that be?
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International Women's Day

March 15, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ March 8 was the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, when our social, political, and economic progress is celebrated all over the world. Truly, our achievements are significant,...
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The False Choice

March 8, 2011
Workplace flexibility: eighty percent of American employees say they want it, nearly half of job seekers rate it as a higher priority than salary, and thousands of companies have embraced it as an efficient way to keep employees happy and boost business productivity. But despite all this, there is...

Hitting Retirement Age and Still Doing the Work-Life Juggle

March 1, 2011
We hear a lot about the struggles modern parents face in juggling work and family needs. Meeting the demands of today’s 24-hour, blackberry-fueled workplace and still finding time for your kids (let alone time for yourself ) can seem next to impossible. But here’s the thing that should really scare...

How Can You Tell if Workplace Flexibility is Working? Ask the Employees

March 1, 2011
Every clued-in business leader in America is now aware that workplace flexibility is a business imperative. Employees across all industries say their lives are increasingly complicated and the traditional workplace structure just doesn’t work for them anymore . They are demanding new options, so...

America's failure on part-time working - through the eyes of a British 'Mum' gone Stateside

March 1, 2011
A British Mum discusses pre-toddler tantrums and why the challenge of balancing work and life in the USA is so much harder than in the UK - and concludes that if government and business did more to encourage decent part-time job opportunities America would be a less divided society.

Two Different Realities About Workplace Flexibility

February 25, 2011
When Adele Diamond of the University of British Columbia wants to assess the brain development of young children, she often uses a task called the Day/Night Task. A child is shown a picture of night (a moon) and is supposed to say the opposite (day). Then he or she is shown a picture of day (a sun...

Restoring Dignity on the Job to Breastfeeding Mothers

February 24, 2011
By Galen Sherwin, Staff Attorney, ACLU Women's Rights Project Returning to work after having a new baby can pose real barriers for women who are breastfeeding. Consider the following real-life examples: When one employee returned from maternity leave, her employer criticized her for needing to...
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Number One Fan

February 22, 2011
When my grandchildren were younger, they were very involved in sports. And, of course, I was their number one fan. But their football games, wrestling matches and soccer scrimmages were often in the early afternoon, making it nearly impossible for someone working a typical job to attend. Lucky for me, I don’t work at a typical job. I was right there in the front row, cheering my grandchildren on.


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