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CNBC: Job Hunting Tips for Millennials
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CNBC: Job Hunting Tips for Millennials

With the job market finally rebounding, the unemployment rate currently stands at 5.5 percent. However, the unemployment rate among millennials seems to have stagnated at 14 percent. CNBC offers millennials tips on how to land of their dreams. Networking is key, said workplace consultant Alexandra Levit. She recommends mining social media networks such as LinkedIn for contacts at a … Continue reading

Harvard Business Review: Dealing with the Unique Work-Life Challenges of Family Businesses
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Harvard Business Review: Dealing with the Unique Work-Life Challenges of Family Businesses

The Harvard Business Review depicts difficulties in work-family balance caused by family owned businesses and offers some solutions. Here are some solutions that client families have come up with to find a reasonable middle way between the extremes of “all in” or “all out” in their search for a work-life balance: Separate family time from … Continue reading

US News: Paid Family Leave Is Primed for a National Debate
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US News: Paid Family Leave Is Primed for a National Debate

The topic of paid leave is front and center in political debates on the national and state level. Hillary Clinton’s widely anticipated presidential campaign is getting an early boost on Capitol Hill, with a bill supporters believe will draw wide support among crucial female voters. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., last … Continue reading

Kaiser Health News: Depression, Related Ailments Take Their Toll on the Workplace, Study Finds
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Kaiser Health News: Depression, Related Ailments Take Their Toll on the Workplace, Study Finds

For every dollar spent on treating depression, almost five dollars is spent on the treatment and workplace costs of related medical conditions like back and chest pain, sleep disorders and migraines – placing a greater financial burden on businesses and the health care system, according to new research measuring the economic impact of depression. “The … Continue reading

Wall Street Journal: Why Companies are Promoting Mindfulness at the Office
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Wall Street Journal: Why Companies are Promoting Mindfulness at the Office

Reporter David Gelles talks about the rise of mindfulness in the workplace. All mindfulness is doing is trying to get us more attuned to the thoughts, emotions, and sensations that we’re experiencing. Now, people have reported that their mindfulness practice made them more sensitive to things like environmental concerns and the conditions of factory workers. … Continue reading

Mashable: Google CFO Retires with a Candid Memo about Work/Life Balance
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Mashable: Google CFO Retires with a Candid Memo about Work/Life Balance

Patrick Pichette, one of Google’s highest ranking executives, announced his retirement on Tuesday (March 10) with the following opening line: “After nearly seven years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family.” Pichette recalls a vacation in Africa with his wife last fall, during which she suggested they keep … Continue reading

Brookings: 3 Targeted Approaches to Expand Employment Opportunities
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Brookings: 3 Targeted Approaches to Expand Employment Opportunities

The Brookings Institute finds that even though America has climbed out of the recession, there is still a job gap of around four million. The Great Recession and the recovery that followed have demonstrated a clear need for policies to encourage job growth. The United States has experienced a fairly steady recovery—fifty-three consecutive months of … Continue reading

Huffington Post: #LeanInTogether and Getty Images Team Up
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Huffington Post: #LeanInTogether and Getty Images Team Up

The #LeanInTogether campaign encourages men to help women in the fight for gender equality. Through a partnership with Getty Images, #LeanInTogether is hoping to provide readers with realistic stock photos of men with their families. Instead of endless photos of white guys in suits — or any other ridiculous and cliché portrayals we so often see in stock photos — the #LeanInTogether … Continue reading

Washington Post: An Unusual New Policy for Working Mothers
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Washington Post: An Unusual New Policy for Working Mothers

Last Friday (March 6th), global telecommunications company Vodafone, announced a new maternity leave policy. All Vodafone operating companies around the globe are to offer at least 16 weeks of paid maternity leave. Additionally, for the first six months after returning from maternity leave, new mothers are expected to work just 30 hours a week but continue … Continue reading

Malta Today: Majority Still Believe that Family Life Suffers When Women Work
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Malta Today: Majority Still Believe that Family Life Suffers When Women Work

Maybe France and the rest of Europe are not better at facilitating a great work-life balance after all. 77% of Maltese still believe that family life suffers when the mother takes a full-time job, placing the Maltese holding such a view third out of all member states in a Europe-wide survey. That view was expressed by … Continue reading

The Washington Times: Relationship, Educational and Economic Factors Contribute to Family Success
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The Washington Times: Relationship, Educational and Economic Factors Contribute to Family Success

The Council on Contemporary Families conducted a report where they found that family happiness is dependent on strong relationships and educational and economic backgrounds. Stable relationships, educational opportunity and economic opportunity are all important for family well-being, according to a new report by the Council on Contemporary Families. Researchers from the CCF, a nonprofit research organization that seeks to … Continue reading

Fortune: Female company president: “I’m sorry to all the mothers I worked with”
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Fortune: Female company president: “I’m sorry to all the mothers I worked with”

PowerToFly President Katharine Zaleski admits: “I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been — until I had a child of my own.” I still am embarrassed by this memory. Five years ago I walked into an office on the twenty-fifth floor of the Manhattan headquarters of Time Inc. (which owns Fortune.) I was there to meet … Continue reading