work-life balance

Fully Paid Parental Leave for Duke Energy’s Moms, Dads

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Duke Energy in 2017 began offering its employees fully paid parental leave – totaling six weeks – to bolster workfamily balance and help attract and retain highly skilled workers.

The new benefit catapulted Duke Energy to near the front of the pack among the nation’s largest electric utilities, many of which do not offer dedicated paid parental leave.

Under Duke Energy’s new benefit – available to both mothers and fathers – an employee can start the six-week paid leave any time within the first 16 weeks after the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child.

Cisco Expands Time-Off Policies ​t​o Better Support Global Employees in “Moments That Matter”

by Joe Cozzolino, SVP, Cisco Services
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I couldn’t be a successful Cisco leader if I didn’t focus on delivering the best possible business outcomes to our customers. At Cisco, we are committed to delivering customer and shareholder value through world-class products, services and support. But the other side of this commitment is that the quality of our service depends on the quality and focus of our people. We all go through changes in our lives that demand extra time and attention. I believe that the better we support our employees through those changes, the better they’ll be able to serve our customers.

Duke Energy Work From Home Program Benefits Customers, Employees

Mike Weatherspoon can respond quickly to customer calls from his new home office
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Mike Weatherspoon didn’t create his Duke Room for watching Duke University Blue Devils basketball. It’s for taking calls as a senior customer service virtual care specialist at Duke Energy. 

“Some people have man caves,” he said, “but I have a Duke Room.”

Weatherspoon, known to his co-workers as Mike Spoon, was one of the first customer service specialists in Charlotte to participate in a Virtual Customer Care Program where employees are based at home. This work-from-home setup is benefiting employees who enjoy a reduced commute, but it also helps customers.

Working Mother Magazine Names Astellas among 100 Best Companies in the U.S. Across All Industries

Astellas ranked in recognition of its commitment and support for working mothers
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Astellas was named one of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to establishing a corporate culture supportive of working moms and their families. The 100 Best Companies will be featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.

Sanofi - Good Morning Sanofi - Meet Jaqueline

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Round-the-clock shifts, how to manage a work-life balance? Meet Jaqueline to get an answer.

 

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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

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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.

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