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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Help Employees Achieve Better Work-Life Balance?

May 29, 2010
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What concrete steps can my company take to help our employees achieve a better equilibrium between their professional goals and personal lives?
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10 Tips for Helping Employees With Aging Parents

April 28, 2010
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Employees who are caregivers for aging parents need all the help they can get. Here are some steps employers can take to assist them—and keep up productivity at the same time.
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Working Time

April 23, 2010
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Commentary: Just what is the 'normal workday'? For many of us, it’s a concept that no longer has any meaning. The time is not far off when people will work when they want to, and they will be judged and rewarded by what they achieve.
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No Mere Perk Flex Work as a Strategic Tool

April 7, 2010
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Researchers say flexibility is a critical but overlooked factor in making work work. An award program seeks to recognize firms who achieve strategic results with the use of flexible work.
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What Drives Engagement in the Digital Age?

March 30, 2010
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Daniel Pink’s newest book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , disputes the long-held corporate notion that handing out rewards—money, for example—is the best way to motivate employees. This carrot-and-stick approach, he says, is not only outdated, but is counterproductive and crippling to company morale.
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Tailor-Made Careers

January 27, 2010
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Deloitte's Mass Career Customization program, which allows employees to "dial up" or "dial down" their responsibilities to fit their personal and professional goals, has resonated with its workforce. Now the company is trying to make believers of its clients.
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The Future of Flex

January 27, 2010
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Employers who used flexible work arrangements during the recession may decide there is a business case for them. Some may decide to keep them in place as the economy begins to recover.
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First Lady Michelle Obama Promotes Work-Life Balance

January 14, 2010
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During her visit with 400 employees, Obama touched on an issue that has been central to her professional life—simultaneously managing the demands of home and the workplace.
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TOOL: Database on Aging and Work

January 13, 2010
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The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College has made its online fact database public. The database has 1,700 statistics on workforce trends for employers, scholars, policy analysts and legislators.
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Most Employers Arent Combating Workplace Stress

December 1, 2009
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A report by Watson Wyatt Worldwide and the National Business Group on Health finds that while health and productivity management programs are keeping health care costs and absenteeism down, employers aren’t acting to relieve the stress of employees’ long hours and fear of job loss. Such stressors could affect productivity as companies try to bounce back from the recession.
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