Tag: work-life balance

5 Legitimate Work-From-Home Jobs for At-Home Parents

The delicate balance between being making money for your family and being available for the people you love is an ongoing tight-rope dance for many families. Working from home sounds like an attractive compromise. But with poor-paying, time-sucking gigs and flat-out scams, it is hard to know what is legitimate. Yet […]

U.S. work-life balance ranks poorly on Better Life Index

Americans work longer hours, have fewer vacation days and leisure hours, and spend as much or more time cooking, cleaning and caring for family as their international counterparts. Maternity leave in the U.S. is typically unpaid and generally 12 weeks long, which is shorter than average for Index countries, although some states, including California, have laws that provide for partial wages and longer time…

San Francisco Supervisors back flexible work schedules

Employees who take care of children, parents or other family members should have the right to at least ask for a flexible work schedule, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday. The vote means that board President David Chiu’s legislation – which would require employers in San Francisco to consider workers’ requests for flexible hours, telecommuting, job-sharing or other changes to accommodate…

Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance

As part of Glassdoor’s online company review survey, employees voluntarily and anonymously share what their job and company is like when it comes to work-life balance. The following 25 companies stand out for both high work-life balance ratings and insightful reviews.

When Corporate Support Backfires on Women Workers

Purportedly family-friendly employment policies may actually be holding women back, argues INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra. Women increasingly find themselves trapped in “pink ghettos” — supporting roles away from the corporate front lines, where it’s easier to secure maternity leave and flexible schedules. Companies that offer less help to working moms tend to have less overall workplace participation by women, but also tend to have…