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Flexible work arrangements and policies that address caregiving roles result in paybacks for both employers and employees. Research shows that employees with a satisfying work/life balance are more productive, creative, innovative and motivated at work and are less likely to leave their positions. Flexibility also encourages gender diversity in the workplace by easing the way for women to stay on their chosen career tracks while providing caregiving to children and family members or pursuing other interests and responsibilities.

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By Linda Basch, PhD* This morning, I had the opportunity to hear Véronique Morali, President of the Global Women’s Forum at...
By Jennifer P. Patello*Can it really be that men are experiencing more work-life balance troubles than women? Apparently, as reported in the Families...
*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...
 Working America and the AFL-CIO recently launched the 2010 Ask a Working Woman survey. A similar survey has been done every 2 years, and in...

News

  • November 27, 2011

    A new survey from The Family Wealth Advisors Council, a network of independent wealth advisers, gives some clues. Women, it says, want their advisers to understand their “life pictures” and “financial journeys” rather than just...


  • November 21, 2011

    As vice president for talent development at J.P. Morgan, and later as director of recruiting at Deloitte, Jane Hyun noticed a curious thing: Many companies embrace diversity in hiring, going out of their way to bring talent on board from a wide array...


  • November 15, 2011
    There was a moment in time when women could live their lives serially -- have their children during the 1950s and 60s, when not much more than that was expected of them; launch those children by the 70s and 80s, when doors were newly opened to women...

  • November 15, 2011
    In a country where sex education focuses primarily on avoiding pregnancy and preventing sexually transmitted diseases, most women believe that having a baby is inevitably easy. But that neglects the reality that infertility affects some 7.3...

  • November 12, 2011
    A new study on Japan by the Center for Work-Life Policy (CWLP) which focuses on the career pathways of highly-qualified women finds a potential solution to this country’s talent crunch and demographic crisis.