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The Flexible Workplace: Making It Both Fair and Effective
August 2021 virtual conference

The Flexible Workplace: Making It Both Fair and Effective

Workplace flexibility is now top of mind for many employees–to the point where their job loyalty depends on it. More than half of employees would quit their jobs if they’re not given enough flexibility in their work hours, according to a global survey of 16,000 workers earlier this year by the firm EY. On average, […]

BY Emily Nonko | October 22, 2021

The Pandemic Derailed Careers. How to Get Them Back on Track
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The Pandemic Derailed Careers. How to Get Them Back on Track

At the tool manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker, working parents who left their jobs temporarily during the pandemic have been welcomed back through a returnship program designed in response to America’s child-care crisis. Kate Perry-Jones, a VP in charge of global HR transformation for the company, declares the pilot project to be a big success. […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | September 9, 2021

A Parent Who’s Reshaping the Workplace With Families in Mind
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A Parent Who’s Reshaping the Workplace With Families in Mind

Matt Artz, who leads the workplace-evolution process at Salesforce, recently noticed that he had been bringing a slightly eccentric touch to his Zoom calls with colleagues. He was taking a personal interest in the houseplants they were tending in the background. But he doesn’t overanalyze the gesture. “In many ways, this is the equivalent of […]

BY Angelica Frey | September 2, 2021

Why Better Data Can Help Parents Make Tough Decisions
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Why Better Data Can Help Parents Make Tough Decisions

This fall, schools will reopen their doors in an uncertain new stage of the pandemic, as the Delta variant poses new questions and potential risks. For parents, navigating yet another unknown can be daunting. That’s why Emily Oster, an economics professor at Brown University and writer of data-driven books on pregnancy and parenting, advocates bringing […]

BY Emily Nonko | August 25, 2021

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