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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

  • April 8, 2010

    In 1993, before Deloitte introduced its Women's Initiative, only 7% of its partners, principals and directors were female. Though the firm had been hiring equal numbers of male and female employees, the annual attrition rate for women was seven...


  • March 22, 2010

    Germany's boardrooms have long been a cherished male preserve. But that's about to change at one of the country's biggest companies, Deutsche Telekom, which has just unveiled a radical new plan to fast-track more women into management roles. By 2015,...


  • March 22, 2010

    New research suggests that technically oriented women could face gender discrimination in their jobs at high-tech firms in part because of mismanaged projects.  Tech firms rely excessively on a "hero mindset" to save runaway coding...


  • February 16, 2010

    A new study offers explanations for a great disappearing act.


  • January 27, 2010

    In India's relatively young financial industry, women hold far more senior management positions than their Western counterparts.