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Carlos Slim Helu Pitches 3-Day Workweek

[...One of the world's richest men says instead of the current model of a 40-hour workweek and retirement in the 60s, the world should adopt a system of working later in life with more time off...] ... read more

Why Companies Should Focus On Working Parents, Not Just Moms

[...Working parents are like plate spinners at a carnival: They juggle their children’s school schedules and activities while balancing their own work deadlines, attending conferences, and sneaking in the occasional shower...] ... read more

‘Diversity is our task’

Markus Dressel, Henkel Japan’s Human Resources Director, has participated in a Japanese-German symposium, because Diversity is one of the key success factors in business today. He has also presented Henkel’s initiatives to further promote Gender Diversity. The symposium “Encouraging Placement ... read more

How Real Is Work-Life Balance?

[…Work-life balance is certainly something we all strive for, but when you’re first starting out it’s a complete myth. There were (and still are) dinners happening while I’m on the phone taking care of work things. I’m blessed to have ... read more

How Work Culture Changes a Man’s Idea of Fatherhood

[…Many, many, many kilobytes of data have been given over to how working mothers balance their mothering and money-earning identities and how that is changing families and therefore society. A new stream of data is trickling out on the other ... read more

Balancing act: Survey shows Work-Life Flexibility trend is ‘almost perfectly ambivalent’

[...Almost all full-time workers have some schedule flexibility these days, but that doesn't mean their employers are fully committed to helping them build more balanced lives. So say the results of a new survey from Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit Inc....] ... read more

For Workers, Less Flexible Companies

[…In today’s age of connectivity, such arrangements might seem commonplace. But while more employers say they are offering flexible work arrangements — like working from home, starting and ending the days a bit earlier or later — they are still ... read more

Employers Are Getting More Flexible – Up to a Point

[…Chances are good that your boss has gotten more understanding about those occasions when you need to pick up a prescription from the pharmacy that closes at 6 PM or work at home while waiting for your new refrigerator to ... read more