work-life balance

Work-Life Balancing Act Starts with Smarter Offices

by Suzette Lamont
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The workplace is in a state of transition globally, with words like wellness, health, relaxation, social and even fun now synonymous with the office. As our work habits continue to evolve, so do our workplaces – offering more than just a stationary desk from 9am to 5pm.

The lines of demarcation between our work and personal lives have been blurred, with office buildings facilitating the work-life balance by introducing initiatives and features that reflect the interest of tenant’s employees.

MetLife Receives 2015 Seal of Distinction from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress

Press Release

February 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ - MetLife has been awarded the 2015 Seal of Distinction from WorldAtWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) for creating a culture that supports employees at work and at home.

“MetLife is committed to helping our employees integrate their work-life responsibilities,” said Elizabeth Nieto, MetLife’s global chief diversity and inclusion officer. “We’re proud to offer a range of programs and policies that help our employees be their best at work and at home.”

Serious Business: Women Take Charge

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Melissa Strait, Arby’s chief people officer, discusses her experience, advancement opportunities for women, and the characteristics of a successful career. Today she is responsible for leading the strategy, development and execution of key organizational effectiveness and talent management programs for the company’s 71,000 employees at nearly 3,400 restaurants worldwide.

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Melissa Strait, Arby’s chief people officer, discusses her experience, advancement opportunities for women, and the characteristics of a successful career. Today she is responsible for leading the strategy, development and execution of key organizational effectiveness and talent management programs for the company’s 71,000 employees at nearly 3,400 restaurants worldwide.

MetLife Named One of America's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

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November 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ - For the seventh consecutive year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has named MetLife to its 2014 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List. MetLife is among the 100 companies in the U.S. recognized for its employee adoption benefits.

Creating the Business Case for Women’s Empowerment in the Workplace: LIFE at Rothstein Kass

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship: Member Spotlight
Blog

What started as one employee’s desire to have a more balanced work-life arrangement has now evolved into a strategic business initiative that helps Rothstein Kass retain top talent and develop stronger relationships with key clientele. It all began in 2007, when , a principal specializing in audit, general accounting and business advisory consulting, identified the need for an initiative focused on creating leadership opportunities for female associates.

The Telecommuting Balancing Act

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By Andrew Watterson

A good example of a company that provides for a healthy work-life balance is Erie Insurance. In June 2012, Erie Insurance was one of 66 employers to receive the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award by National Business Group on Health, for its commitment to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its employees and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.

SC Johnson Named a 2012 Best Company for Working Mothers for the 24th Time

Press Release

(3BL Media) Racine, WI - September 18, 2012-  Today SC Johnson was recognized for the 24th time as one of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” by Working Mothermagazine. The publication today released its 27th annual list of family-friendly U.S. companies.

Do Firms that Put "Family First" Perform Better?

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 12, 2011 - Achieving a healthy work-life balance is increasingly important to employees and many companies have responded by offering opportunities for child care, job sharing or the ability to work from home. Do companies undertake these initiatives simply because they want employees to be happier at work or can “family-friendly” environments pay off directly by making employees more productive?

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