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Canadian study shows lack of dads’ work-life balance is hurting families and business

June 15th, 2011

A failure to recognize the changing needs of working fathers could have a negative effect on a business’s bottom line and keep women stuck under the glass ceiling, concludes a Father’s Day study by Bettermen Solutions founder, Cameron Phillips. The report, entitled Work Life Balance: A Working Father’s Perspective, finds that men are stuck between [Read more...]

OPM issues policy guidance on issues related to transgender employees in the federal workplace

June 14th, 2011

On the last day of May, President Barack Obama proclaimed June 2011 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. “Every generation of Americans has brought our Nation closer to fulfilling its promise of equality,” he said. “While progress has taken time, our achievements in advancing the rights of LGBT Americans remind us that history [Read more...]

University of Iowa study shows employee training might actually increase turnover

June 14th, 2011

American businesses spend billions of dollars training employees to produce a better, more productive workforce. But a new study by University of Iowa researchers finds that many of these programs might actually increase turnover while driving up a firm’s costs. The study found that employees feel little compulsion to stay with an employer that provides [Read more...]

EEOC sues Dollar General Store for failing to accommodate, demoting dyslexic employee

June 13th, 2011

A Muncie, Indiana, Dollar General Store and its parent company, Dolgencorp, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee who had dyslexia and then firing him because of the disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims in a lawsuit filed on June 9, 2011.
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Study shows more education means more on-the-job engagement, but also more stress

June 13th, 2011

As the workforce emerges from the recession, and we move from an assembly-line economy to a knowledge-and-creative economy, the highest educated employees are experiencing increased stress levels and a challenge managing the work life balance. These findings on the state of engagement of US employees were released by GfK Custom Research North America, from the [Read more...]