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Pairing her personal story with the rising sentiment that people should not have to choose between work and family, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently shared the company's plans to expand generous family...

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Opening Employees' Minds to Open Enrollment
Bloomberg BNA, October 14, 2016
Employers need to educate their employees so they take advantage of open enrollment periods, financial consultants say. "To catch an employee's attention during open enrollment, you have to think of HR...
Why Women's Equality Matters To Everyone
Refinery29, August 26, 2016
Nearly a century ago, on August 26, 1920, women were finally granted the right to vote. In the past 100 years, a lot has changed...but we aren't where we should be yet...
The Brutal Truth About Being a Pregnant Worker in 2016: It's Pretty Awful
Fortune Magazine Online, July 11, 2016
A trimester or two ago (I'm now 38 weeks pregnant), I was texting with a friend of mine, also pregnant, lamenting how terrible I was feeling. I had been up all night, stricken with nausea, frantically...
HR Daily Advisor   January 25, 2017
Maternity leave is so 2015. Like resolutions, trend forecasting has become a rite of passage around the arrival of each New Year. Through safe bets and bold predictions, we look ahead to what the year will hold.
BostInno   January 20, 2017
When tech journalist Dan Lyons released his scathing book last year on his former employer, HubSpot, one of the bigger criticisms he made was about the Cambridge marketing tech company's lack of diversity,...
Bloomberg BNA   October 15, 2016
Employers need to educate their employees so they take advantage of open enrollment periods, financial consultants say.
Bloomberg BNA   October 14, 2016
Employers need to educate their employees so they take advantage of open enrollment periods, financial consultants say. "To catch an employee's attention during open enrollment, you have to think of HR...
Refinery29   August 26, 2016
Nearly a century ago, on August 26, 1920, women were finally granted the right to vote. In the past 100 years, a lot has changed...
Refinery29   August 26, 2016
Nearly a century ago, on August 26, 1920, women were finally granted the right to vote. In the past 100 years, a lot has changed...but we aren't where we should be yet.
Fortune Online   July 11, 2016
A trimester or two ago (I?m now 38 weeks pregnant), I was texting with a friend of mine, also pregnant, lamenting how terrible I was feeling. I had been up all night, stricken with nausea, frantically...
Fortune Magazine Online   July 11, 2016
A trimester or two ago (I'm now 38 weeks pregnant), I was texting with a friend of mine, also pregnant, lamenting how terrible I was feeling. I had been up all night, stricken with nausea, frantically...
HR Dive   June 16, 2016
More than half of working dads feel they don't spend enough quality time with their children during the week according to the Dads@Work survey by Care@Work.
Smart Business online   May 23, 2016
To be competitive, companies can no longer afford to view workplace diversity as a soft issue and miss out on the female talent pool, - not when highly educated young women are entering the workforce in...
Smart Business Online   May 15, 2016
To be competitive, companies can no longer afford to view workplace diversity as a soft issue and miss out on the female talent pool, ? not when highly educated young women are entering the workforce in...
Chicago Tribune online   May 12, 2016
Additionally, many men remain reluctant to take paternity leave. Research from Boston College in 2011 found 16 percent of U.S. men took no leave after the birth of a child, and 60 percent took a week or...
Huffington Post   May 10, 2016
These days, you don't have to be Mark Zuckerberg to get great paternity leave. Companies are offering new dads more time off than ever before, according to research from Fatherly, a dad-focused parenting...
Fast Company   May 10, 2016
Michael Marty, SVP & GM of Care@Work, Care.com's enterprise arm working with corporate leaders to support their working families, blames this on the absence of a blueprint for fathers to balance work and...
Training Magazine online   May 06, 2016
When a company introduces new work-life benefits, such as paid maternity leave or backup care, it's critical the program is driven by more than a desire to check off boxes, make a "Best Places" list, or...
CIO.com   April 28, 2016
But it's not only mothers who need and want paid, job-protected parental leave. Dads are deserving of this time, too, even though cultural factors can negatively influence how much leave men take. "There's...
DiversityInc.   April 25, 2016
EY announced this month that new mothers and fathers in the U.S. will now be eligible for up to 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave. The new parental leave policy is available to men and women welcoming...
San Francisco Business Times   April 22, 2016
Treating Workday employees well is at the center of the company's values. The Pleasanton-based enterprise cloud applications company strives to create an engaging work environment where everyone enjoys their jobs.
The Business Journals   April 22, 2016
What do companies like Google, Facebook, Wegman's and Workday have in common? They're known as "great places to work," famous for lavishing employees with eye-popping perks. I talked to Michael Marty,...
Fortune Magazine online   April 14, 2016
Four months she was gone. Then, on the day she returned from maternity leave earlier this year, it was as if she never left. This first-time mom and director at Care.com was back at her fast-paced job...
Accounting Today online   April 13, 2016
Ernst & Young has increased its paid parental leave policy for new parents to 16 weeks, up from 12 weeks, starting in July.
CEO.com   March 30, 2016
It takes more than a paycheck to keep employees happy. In recent years, we've seen industries from tech to finance to higher-ed leveraging lavish work perks in an effort to one-up the competition and win...
Chicago Tribune online   March 22, 2016
How many offices let you bring your kids to work? That's the question many are asking after White Sox player Adam LaRoche retired from baseball last week because of a disagreement with management over...
Smart Business Online   March 08, 2016
Millennials are growing up. Not only are they now the largest workforce demographic, but the number of millennial parents is reaching critical mass - and they're poised to have a major impact on the work-family...
Investor's Business Daily   February 08, 2016
Care@Work GM Michael Marty talks to Investor's Business Daily about building loyalty among talent by giving employees a reason to stay.
Business Insider   January 22, 2016
Twitter COO Adam Bain says at the World Economic Forum companies focused on inclusion perform better. Bain explains how offering Care.com family care benefits help Twitter improve gender diversity.
US Daily Review   January 21, 2016
Time to Really #LeadOnLeave: Before and After - In the absence of a federal policy providing paid leave for new parents, maternity and paternity leaves have emerged as hot employee benefits. 2015 was the...
Entrepreneur online   January 19, 2016
Who couldn't use a few more hours in the day or week? Entrepreneurs of all stripes report that one of the biggest challenges to starting a company is determining out how to harmoniously integrate their...
Orlando Sentinel   January 12, 2016
One of the trends emerging in business for 2016 is an expectation that employers will need to provide more perks, flexibility and possibly higher pay. That's because employment and unemployment rates are...
Recruiting Blogs   November 21, 2015
No age group wants paid time off for themselves or loved ones more than millennials. As these tech-savvy young adults come of age both at work and at home, they're feeling the stress of decreasing life...
Women in Biz Network   November 06, 2015
A major source of employee stress is the struggle with work-life balance. Employers that offer work-life benefits can cut down on outside stressors while also improving employee performance and productivity....
Stanford University News   October 21, 2015
Stanford University News uses Care.com Workplace Solutions Better Benefits survey data to explore the work and family life balance at Stanford.
HR Daily Advisor   October 14, 2015
The largest part of today's workforce is composed of Millennials, who represented 90% of new mothers in 2014. "It's especially important for employers to take this generation's needs into consideration,"...
Fortune online   October 06, 2015
It seems clear that childcare has grown unrealistically expensive. Now the question becomes: What to do? Fortune explores the issue with help from Care.com 2015 Cost of Care Survey.
Energy Times   October 01, 2015
Members of this generation are redefining what it means to be a senior citizen. "The trend toward increased longevity is not just about adding years to your life, but adding life to your years," says Jody...
Inc. online   September 27, 2015
Does the back-to-school season take a toll on your business? Inc. offers helpful tips to make the transition into the school routine easier with data from the Care.com 2015 Back-to-School Survey.
Employee Benefit Adviser online   September 26, 2015
New evidence is confirming how important workplace flexibility and family-friendly benefits are for recruiting and retention in today's business environment.
Levo League   September 24, 2015
Earlier this month, Netflix announced its new mom and dad employees can take off as much time as they want during the first year after their child's birth or adoption. But these radical paid parental leave...
HR Dive   September 23, 2015
Only 30% of respondents said they're "very satisfied" with their work-life benefits, and about 1 in 10 employees aren't satisfied at all. Women and parents are the least likely employees to be satisfied...
HR.BLR.com   September 21, 2015
Results of a new survey show a "direct correlation between family-care benefits and workplace performance, as well as employee recruitment and retention," says Donna Levin, cofounder and vice president...
HR.BLR.com   September 15, 2015
While salary is important when considering a new job offer or whether to stay with a current employer, according to Care.com Workplace Solutions Better Benefits Survey, better family lifestyle benefits...
CIO online   September 14, 2015
Netflix is making headlines with its expanded parental leave policy, but will employees actually use it? And what about the Netflix hourly, lower-paid workers excluded from the policy? CIO online explores...
FOX Business online   September 02, 2015
Talking about family benefits is an obvious discussion to have when employees are planning to become parents, but according to Donna Levin, a co-founder of Care.com and VP of Care.com Workplace Solutions,...
FOX Business online   September 02, 2015
Talking about family benefits is an obvious discussion to have when employees are planning to become parents, but according to Donna Levin, a co-founder of Care.com and VP of Care.com Workplace Solutions,...
WorldatWork Journal online   August 19, 2015
In lieu of Netflix's new unlimited parental leave, Brian White uses a Care.com survey to discuss the need for daycare benefits. Donna Levin offers her advice to increase workplace productivity through childcare benefits.
Associations Now online   August 18, 2015
A new report by Care.com shows that in the absence of benefits intended to assist employees to care for family members, worker productivity and performance can suffer. Donna Levin, Care.com co-founder...
SHRM.org   August 17, 2015
Donna Levin speaks with SHRM.org regarding the findings from Care.com Workplace Solutions that many employees would leave their current job for one with better benefits.
Business Insider   August 17, 2015
With news of Netflix's unlimited parental leave policy, Business Insider takes a look at other workplace benefits for parents. Here is a list of other awesome perks such as subsidized childcare in the...
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WSBT-TV "In the Morning"   August 11, 2015
"In the Morning" features an interview with VP of Workplace Solutions at Care.com, Donna Levin.
WPFW-FM   August 07, 2015
Jody Gastfriend, VP of Senior Care Services for Care.com discusses the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, steps to take if you suspect a loved one is showing symptoms and the intricacies of caring...
San Francisco Chronicle   August 07, 2015
New parents have a lot of things to worry about - building routine, bonding with their child, finding time to sleep. Find out about Netflix's unlimited parental leave policy and what that means for companies.
Fox Business Online   August 05, 2015
Netflix announced changes to its maternity and paternity leave policy allowing new parents to take up to one year of paid leave. Here are some other companies with great leave policies.
Mic   August 05, 2015
Netflix, the online movie streaming service, will now offer employees unlimited maternity or paternity leave for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child, the company announced Tuesday in a statement.
CIO Online   August 04, 2015
Happy parents are happy workers. Here are six ways from CIO and Care.com's Donna Levin to ensure you're supporting working parents and helping them be their most productive selves.
Daily Herald Online   August 03, 2015
It's hard for many moms and dads to remove themselves completely from their job while on maternity or paternity leave. The Daily Herald advises what to do with expert commentary from Donna Levin.
CIO.com   July 06, 2015
While tech salaries have increased, many organizations are eliminating benefits like tuition reimbursement, awards and telecommuting. What does this mean for IT workers? Donna Levin offers an employer's perspective.
Orlando Sentinel   June 18, 2015
It's hard for many moms and dads to remove themselves completely from their job while on maternity or paternity leave. Donna Levin gives expert advice on the steps to take before leaving the office.
Baltimore Sun   June 16, 2015
Find out how vacation time benefits workers and employers! Donna Levin provides commentary on maintaining the healthy balance between work and play.
Baltimore Sun   June 16, 2015
Find out how vacation time benefits workers and employers! Donna Levin provides commentary on maintaining the healthy balance between work and play.
Baltimore Sun online   June 11, 2015
It's hard for many moms and dads to remove themselves completely from their job while on maternity or paternity leave. Donna Levin gives expert advice on the steps to take before leaving the office.
Chicago Tribune   June 02, 2015
Suggest to your boss, "Let's talk about the plan in place," said Donna Levin, co-founder and vice president of Care.com Workplace Solutions, which offers a Maternity Leave Toolkit.
Success Magazine   May 12, 2015
When it comes to work-life balance, the struggle is real. Donna Levin shares some wellness initiatives that actually work in the modern workplace. Become heatlhier re-purposing that conference room!
US News & World Report   May 11, 2015
Don't have a relative or neighbor who can commit to helping? Look into a local nanny provider or online childcare referral firms like Care.com to establish a relationship with a couple of sitters before they're needed.
US News & World Report   May 11, 2015
Don't have a relative or neighbor who can commit to helping? Look into a local nanny provider or online childcare referral firms like Care.com to establish a relationship with a couple of sitters before they're needed.
am New York   May 10, 2015
Donna Levin, vice president of workplace solutions at Care.com, an online marketplace for caregiving professionals. "Empowerment is the knowledge that your team trusts you to deliver results, to share...
Careerealism   April 23, 2015
Donna Levin, VP Care.com Workplace Solutions and Co-Founder of Care.com, shares tips for reducing turnover.
Sun Sentinel   April 13, 2015
The experts at Care.com Workplace Solutions have compiled a list of seven wellness initiatives you should ask your employer for today to provide a better work-life balance.
Fast Company   March 31, 2015
Becoming a mother is a life-changing event. But just as you start getting used to being at home with your baby, you realize your maternity leave is coming to an end. Katie Bugbee offers some helpful tips...
CIO.com   March 06, 2015
It's nearly impossible to determine if employer-sponsored wellness programs reduce healthcare costs, but their real value may lie in other, less tangible areas.
Wall Street Journal Online   November 14, 2014
Joanne Derr, vice president of human resources at Care.com, has a holistic way of evaluating talent. "I think of the hiring process as a pyramid..."
Fortune   October 31, 2014
"There is definitely still a double standard when it comes to parental leave." Men who work for companies that have a "culture of permission" are far more loyal to their employers than men who don't. At...
CIO.com   October 30, 2014
Enterprises that strive to include women are better able to attract and retain talent, reduce turnover costs, enhance organizational performance and build a robust leadership pipeline.
CIO.com   October 29, 2014
Most organizations quote cost as the major objection to offering paid parental leave, but not having such programs and policies in place is the real budget buster. For companies looking to retain their...
MainStreet.com   October 23, 2014
Max Shireson, CEO of a billion-dollar database company, made news and faced a heavy dose of criticism when he took a lesser role within the company so he could spend more time with his kids...
Website Magazine   October 17, 2014
AG Beat   October 14, 2014
"Study after study has shown that companies that adopt paternity leave policies have higher employee engagement and retention, higher employee productivity, and lower rates of absenteeism."
Your Working Life   October 10, 2014
Chris Duchesne discusses recruitment and retention techniques in a competitive marketplace on national radio show "Your Working Life."
MarketWatch   October 09, 2014
Many Americans find out about their inheritance only after their parents have died. But as the country gears up for the greatest wealth transfer in U.S. history, experts are urging more transparency around...
Love To Know   September 24, 2014
Chances are, quite a few people in your workforce have caregiving responsibilities in their personal lives, and these duties definitely have an impact on their working lives.
Investors.com   September 16, 2014
Whether you're re-entering the job market or looking for a better opportunity, don't let lapses...
Talent Management   September 15, 2014
While paternity leave has begun to enter the corporate and cultural mainstream, few US employers offer it...
Huffington Post   September 10, 2014
Although the generation born between 1980 and 2000 has been much maligned for being lazy, self-absorbed and maturing at the rate of a sloth, I think they are a pretty decent bunch...
Daily Finance   August 25, 2014
"Almost two-thirds of employers found that providing child care services reduced turnover" ... yet only 31% of employees are taking advantage of child care benefits...
Symptom Find   August 15, 2014
If you are the one in the caregiving sandwich, how do you juggle it all without feeling depleted and guilt-ridden?
Your Working Life   August 02, 2014
Many sandwich generation caregivers find it difficult to remain focused at work. What can employers do to help?
Article: Helping At Home
Human Resource Executive   July 31, 2014
The number of employees with special needs children is steadily growing. Employers can -- and should -- help these parents balance home life and work life.
Fortune   July 24, 2014
Elder care is becoming as big a challenge as child care. But many employers are still ignoring it. 70% of caregivers are affected at work by the responsibilities of caring for an aging relative.
Fortune   July 24, 2014
As the U.S. population grows older, eldercare is becoming as big a challenge as childcare. But many employers are still ignoring it.
Harvard Business Review   July 23, 2014
Most of us don't even identify ourselves as caregivers; just good daughters, sons and parents trying to do our best. But the stress takes its toll physically, emotionally and financially...
Humanresources.about.com   July 21, 2014
Support your employees caught between the challenges of Childcare and Eldercare.
Business.lovetoknow.com   July 06, 2014
Work-life balance is an important issue in the modern workplace. According to Business Improvement Architects (BIA), structuring work to allow for employees' work-life balance needs can "strengthen employee...
Business.lovetoknow.com   July 05, 2014
Implementing policies and workplace practices that meet employees? work-life balance needs can be done in companies of all sizes with positive results.
Business.lovetoknow.com   July 05, 2014
Chris Duchesne, Vice President of Global Workplace Solutions for Care.com shares his insights on how some employers are changing their approach to employee benefits. Duchesne states, "Progressive companies...
Marketwatch.com   July 03, 2014
How family caregivers can stay healthy,physically and fiscally.
Forbes.com   June 25, 2014
some entrepreneurs in the US. If the thought of allowing more leave for new parents or employees with special needs seems unpalatable, read more.
Intuit Small Business Blog   June 24, 2014
Chris Duchesne, Vice President of global workplace solutions for Care.com, recently spoke with the Intuit Small Business Blog about how to recruit and engage these up-and-coming professionals.
Boston.com   June 09, 2014
Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation? A growing number of adults are having to balance responsibilities on both sides of the spectrum: Caring for an aging parents along with work and family.
boston.com   May 27, 2014
Do you live an hour or more from your aging parents? A growing number of adults are having to deal with caring for an aging parent who lives far away.
Boston.com   May 27, 2014
To learn more about how to approach initial conversations with your aging parents from a place of concern, empathy, and respect.. Boston host Lara Salahi sat down with Jody Gastfriend, vice president of...
Zestnow.com   May 22, 2014
You may be surprised at how much she enjoys her life as a senior...
Cio.com.au   May 21, 2014
Multiple generations in the workforce simultaneously can make benefits a tricky issue for businesses. The key is understanding how benefits can help you attract and retain top talent by offering the right...
Hr.blr.com   May 19, 2014
It is easy to dismiss prospective employees who don't fit the mold, but overlooking young talent is bad business. Here's a look at what hiring managers can learn from the Cleveland Browns' decision to...
Smartbusinessblog.biz   May 14, 2014
Jody Gastfriend, talks about supporting her mom and dad during the years as a long distance caregiver and the importance of employers recognizing the need to support folks like her.
Mainstreet.com   May 09, 2014
While some moms opt to stay home permanently, those who eventually decide to re-enter the workforce can face unique challenges and uncertainties during their job search. Here's what career experts had to say..
AKA Mom Magazine   May 07, 2014
Jody Gastfriend, VP senior Care at Care.com, asks her mother some questions this Mother's day and asks you to do the same..
Article: Helping at Home
Hreonline.com   April 21, 2014
With the recent rise in the number of children diagnosed with some form of autism, an increasing number of employees now face overwhelming challenges at home. There are easy ways for employers to show...
CIO.com   April 15, 2014
There are a number of subtle social media mistakes that could hurt your career. Here are six to avoid.
Nextavenue.org   April 11, 2014
This film and tribute reveal ways to connect when you think you can't...
Womenofhr.com   April 10, 2014
One of the many effects of our improving economy is a noticeable uptick in workers changing jobs. For those with thoughts of making a change now is a great time to take a career inventory incorporating these guidelines.
Metro New York   April 08, 2014
For adults with jobs, kids and other responsibilities, the challenges of caring for elderly parents should not be underestimated.
CFO World   April 02, 2014
As organizations struggle to adjust to the new growth economy, finding top talent is one of their biggest challenges. But equally important is retaining talent once you've found it.
Prevention Magazine   April 02, 2014
Caregivers who use adult day care services as little as twice a week can significantly improve their stress levels.
Forbes Magazine   March 31, 2014
A 2011 AARP report stated that 49 percent of the American workforce expected to be caring for an aging adult "within the next five years." But company-sanctioned solutions have remained elusive...
Healthline News   March 19, 2014
As America ages and elder care needs increase, working Americans need more help from their employers.
CIO   February 20, 2014
Last year, Yahoo made headlines for rescinding its once-liberal work-from-home policies in the interests of "productivity" and "accountability".
About.com   February 15, 2014
Now more than ever, it is possible for many different types of professionals to work from home.
BenefitsPro.com   February 12, 2014
When young Beatles fans first heard "When I'm 64," the lyric, "Will you still need me, will you still feed me?" was only a cute rhyme. Now, aging baby boomers may find the questions more relevant.
Article: Caregiver 2.0
Parenting.com   February 11, 2014
You love them with all your heart. But sometimes, you'd just like an hour to yourself without being a caregiver. Learn how to care for your parents and children while maintaining your sanity.
Smart Business Blog   February 10, 2014
Progressive companies are refining their benefit programs for 2014 to improve workplace productivity, culture and morale while also benefiting the company?s bottom line.
AGBeat   February 10, 2014
Today's workforce has become fragmented among millennials, dual-working families, and employees who are sandwiched, caring for both children and elderly relatives. This means employers need to be more...
HR.BLR.com   February 06, 2014
Allowing employees to work from home has many benefits, but most employers fear that this will equate to giving their staff the day off. However, studies have shown just the opposite.
Fox 25 Boston   February 04, 2014
Many of us dread having the "money talk" with our aging parents to make sure they're ready for retirement. Jody Gastfriend explains why it's so important to have this talk.
Active Lifestyles NW   January 28, 2014
Millions of adults today are not only raising children of their own, but are taking on the responsibility of caring for their aging parents. It's important to remember you are not alone.
CIO.com   January 27, 2014
An MBA used to be the crown jewel in a candidate's resume, but in a rapidly changing business climate driven by technology, the worth of an MBA degree is now a hotly debated subject in the enterprise.
Healthline News   January 27, 2014
As many as 10 percent of elderly people suffer from abuse at least once per year -- and it's not only in nursing homes. As an aging nation grapples with elder abuse, a patchwork of state and local organizations...
Computerworld   January 25, 2014
Some of the most crucial interactions with a potential employer occur before you even set foot in their office for a job interview and in the time immediately following your interview. While acing the...
Yahoo! Small Business   January 25, 2014
There are some core mistakes that can derail any career if you aren't careful. Make sure you don't make them...
Fox 25 Boston   January 20, 2014
Prioritizing responsibilities to achieve a work-life integration that works for you and your family.
Real Simple   January 16, 2014
There's no point at which you have perfect balance. As a father of three young kids, I know that there are certain events that are sacred, that I will never miss out on. But there are other occasions when...
Profiles in Diversity Journal   January 14, 2014
More than ever, the lines between work and home life are blurring and working for a company that understands that is important to employees. According to a recent study, 61 percent of employees say the...
Active Lifestyles NW   January 13, 2014
Caregiving is a lot to handle on top of busy work and family schedules. Jody Gastfriend offers advice for adjusting to your role as a family caregiver.
ZestNow   January 03, 2014
Caring for an aging or disabled loved one brings unique gifts and memories to a caregiver. Yet, the role also brings risks that sometimes go unnoticed.

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