In Focus: From CEOs to Gen Y Dads, Work/Life Balance Is Critical

By Dana Wilkie September 10, 2015

When One CEO Quit His Job …

… to spend more time with his family, he wrote a blog post titled “Why I’m Leaving the Best Job I’ve Ever Had.” Now he has a new job. (

... And He’s Not Alone in Demanding Work/Life Balance

As Generation Y fathers shoulder more parenting responsibilities, their workplace expectations are rising. Increasingly, they demand flexible hours and robust benefits to help raise kids. (SHRM Online)

Paid Paternity Leave Is One Way to Lure Top Candidates …

Until U.S. businesses give their male workers paid paternity leave—and insist that fathers use it—then taking time off from a job to care for a newborn will continue to stigmatize mostly women, stalling their careers and deflating their earnings, argued several panelists during a recent New America Foundation seminar. (SHRM Online

As for Working Moms …

When it comes to women’s salaries, employment rates, parental leave policies, and the quality and affordability of child care and pediatricians, Vermont is the friendliest place in the Union for working mothers, according to a new study. The least friendly? That would be Louisiana. (SHRM Online)

To Compare Your Workflex Strategies with Other Companies’ …

Use this free workflex assessment from SHRM and the Families and Work Institute. (SHRM Online)

For More Tips on Work/Life Balance …

Get the book Workflex by the Families and Work Institute and SHRM. (SHRMStore)

Dana Wilkie is an online editor/manager for SHRM.

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