The demand for work flexibility is growing among job seekers–in fact, the number of people quitting a job because of flexibility issues nearly doubled from 17 to 32 percent in the last three years. Having the flexibility to set one’s own … More
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Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly raised a lot of eyebrows when he killed the company’s “Results Only Work Environment” (ROWE), which allowed employees to work from anywhere, as long as they got the job done. More
There’s no rule that says retirement has to be a means to an end. As many people are proving nowadays, it can actually be a great chance at a fresh beginning.
Some people call it phased retirement. Others refer to it as semi-retirement. Essentially, it means working part-time in a job that’s different from your previous career. And it’s not uncommon: A recent CareerBuilder survey found that 60% of workers over the age of 60 plan to look for new jobs after retiring. More
One small step for a woman, one giant leap backward for womankind: CEO Marissa Mayer is revoking all existing work-from-home arrangements at Yahoo. According to a report from All Things D, all employees will now be required to stay in the office, even if they have existing arrangements allowing them to work from home.
Congress has been making headlines recently for being even more dysfunctional and deadlocked than usual, thanks to the “fiscal cliff” disaster just narrowly averted. This morning, Politico reported that House Speaker John Boehner walked up to the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, as negotiations began and said, “Go f— yourself.” How kind and professional! So it’s about time we got to read an upbeat story about the institution, and here’s a great one: The story of how New Hampshire produced the first all-female congressional delegation, which becomes official tomorrow. As one newly elected representative put it, “Pink is the new power color in New Hampshire.” More
Working Mother has published its 27th list of the 100 best companies for working moms. These are the companies that offer not only flexible work plans and paid maternity leave (16% of the nation’s employers don’t do this) but also childcare, fitness amenities, stress reduction and other helpful programs. You can see the full list here but these were the top 10 for 2012. More
Susan Conwell is very concerned with your job satisfaction. In fact, her entire company is formed around the premise that everyone should love their place of employment. Susan is the Global and US CEO of Great Place To Work, a consulting company that helps big and small companies create a positive corporate culture and happy, productive employees. Her company has been helping make the work world better for over 20 years and in more than 40 different countries.
So we sat down with Susan to talk about the aspects of a great company, how you can help make your business work with your life, and the growing concern of the 24/7 work culture. More
Female doctors who work part time after starting families could be negatively impacting patients. Dr. Hilary Cass, president of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, told The Guardian that those who typically changed to a three-day-a-week pattern left gaps in the rota which meant the remaining doctors had to work for longer periods. Basically, pediatrics is a popular field for female doctors because it can allow some flexibility but could that actually be detrimental to patient care? More
Guess what most people will be doing on the holiday tomorrow? If you say shooting off fireworks, then you are wrong. They will most likely be checking their email for work. According to a new infographic from PayScale, 80% of people put in an average of 365 hours of unpaid overtime each yea and they are logging in these hours at home, not the office. More
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Here’s the story everyone will be talking about for the next few weeks: In a provocatively titled cover story for the Atlantic, former State Department director of policy planning Anne-Marie Slaughter explains “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” Slaughter left her government position and returned to academia when she found it too difficult to juggle her DC job with her responsibilities toward her two sons. And despite hearing over and over from older women that she could have a high-powered government career and mother her children, Slaughter writes, younger women increasingly assume they’ll have to make major sacrifices in one area or the other. The piece makes a forceful argument that something is wrong with this picture. In the words of one blogger on Twitter, it “will break the Internet today.” More
Now that Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, summer has unofficially begun. As the days get longer, you may find yourself wishing you were anywhere but in the office. Luckily, a number of ways exist to tweak your summer schedule and maximize your fun in the sun. Here are four ways to get out of the office and enjoy summer more, all way maintaining a full-time work schedule, along with tips on convincing your boss that a flexible summer schedule is even more beneficial to the company than it is to you!
Why do so many HR departments and managers treat money as the only kind of currency? (That sentence makes sense, trust me.) If time is money, then you should treat it that way. Offering flex time, for example, costs next to nothing, and yet it could be the perk that attracts your next big hire. More
In the new issue of Marie Claire (on stands now) Elizabeth Eaves explores the downside of having an “extreme job.” The term, coined by Sylvia Anne Hewitt, is actually a result of women fighting for work flexibility. Except as a result we carry around multiple devices a t a time, answer emails during weddings, spend every waking moment with our coworkers in our “fun” offices and never see our significant others or old friends. This condition plagues Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1978) the most. “Nearly a third of us making more than $75,000 hold extreme jobs, and 28% of us logged more hours last year then we had just three years earlier,” wrote Eaves. The money is nice and all but are all the negative effects on our lives worth it? We decided to take a look at some of the consequences of having an extreme job. More
There are a lot of challenging jobs out there for women but it seems that being a lawyer may be one of the toughest. The law industry could arguably even be on par with women who work in finance. And it seems to have gotten even tougher in the last decade instead of better. In addition to the path being less lucrative, the road to partner seems for women seems to be more difficult. Women at the top of the ladder have trouble advancing and it isn’t easy for lawyers at the associate level as well. Plus sexism, a major mommy penalty, inflexible work schedules and that annoying dress code can’t make it any easier. So we had to ask some women in the field, do female lawyers have it the worst? More