Dads may be taking on more responsibility — which, of course, is a step in the right direction — but during the crucial first days , weeks and months after birth, they’re not carrying their weight nor getting support to do so. When it comes to paternity leave, the U.S. is seriously lagging in both policy and individual action.
Boston Consulting Group’s Trish Stroman on how more and more companies are striving to change their culture and policies toward paid family leave, with results in improved retention, morale, and productivity.
Accenture’s Gary Heffernan delves into why the communications industry’s evolution will both create and require “the digital workforce of the future. That workforce will be a vital source of differentiation, and inclusion and diversity will be at the forefront of making it happen.”
100% Talent Signatory Deloitte is working to advance pay equity and gender equality. “At Deloitte, we view diversity and inclusion as central to our firm’s culture and our ability to tackle our clients’ most complex business problems.”
While women across the pond might enjoy access to maternity leave, that doesn’t mean they’re not struggling with many of the same issues that American women are. On Monday, British charity Citizens Advice released a report revealing that women in the U.K. are increasingly concerned with workplace discrimination as it relates to maternity leave.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry will receive $250,000 from the federal government to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of possible paid family leave models. Supporters of paid family leave often cite evidence that shows paid leave has tangible health benefits for children and parents and actually can lead to wage growth for women, who are more likely to return to their jobs after having children rather than leaving the workforce altogether.
For the past five years, turnover among Patagonia employees who use its child care program is 25% lower than in its overall workforce. Pategonia’s CEO explains how offering on-site child care and paid family leave not only retains workers, but also recoups costs in tax benefits, employee engagement and productivity, and overall bottom line.
Conservative think tank American Action Forum surprised many with its issuance of a policy proposal for paid family leave. The plan offers up to 12 weeks of paid leave to the working poor and is modeled on the already successful earned income tax credit.
Three economists dive deep into the wage gap’s complexities, sources, and in which professions the gap is greatest.
One study by Payscale found that a woman’s job satisfaction appears to be less tied to her pay than it is for a man. So if women’s job satisfaction is not as straightforward as just higher compensation, what other things make an impact?