Work-life Balance

You don’t need work-life balance to be successful—you need these 4 things instead

According to a recent study of young executives by HubSpot, one in two people say that they need to improve their work-life balance.<p>One in two people …

Self-improvement

I was already an organized person, and writing my to-do list at night has still changed everything

• <b>People typically make lists right before they set out to complete tasks and goals.</b>• <b><br>But creating a to-do list at night may be more time efficient and reduce morning stress.</b>• <b><br>A nightly list also marks a definitive end to the day, resulting in greater work-life balance.</b><p>For years, I started my day the …

Happiness

Work-Life Balance Epidemic?

Most people recognize the importance of work-life balance, or work-life integration as it should more aptly be called, in healthy and productive work – work hard, play hard. And despite the cries of talent shortages in many industries, challenges in recruiting Millennials, and leader …

The Workplace

Equality can be achieved with a healthy work-life balance - for all of us

Girls perform better in the education system and girls outperform boys in the Leaving Cert in most subjects. Maybe this is a result of our feminised …

News (Ireland)

10 Leaders Who Set Good Work-Life Balance Examples

From Mark Zuckerberg to Susan Wojcicki -- these leaders put family first.<p>Whether it's taking paternity leave, finding time to work out or making sure they get home in time for family dinner every night, leaders of prominent companies are setting examples by prioritizing themselves, their families …

Success

5 ways to separate life and work when you’re the boss of your own business

For many small business owners, your week is so overrun with meetings — not to mention requests from both clients and employees — that you have to …

The Workplace

7 Tips for Hiring the Best Fits for Your Company Culture

Culture is a critical factor for your best applicants. Here's how to make sure you are showcasing yours.<p>Top job candidates want more than a decent paycheck and health insurance. They want a company that supports its employees and their values, and cares about promoting a healthy work-life balance. …

Employment

Business Travelers Remain Concerned About Work-Life Balance

Corporate travel managers have been working for years to improve outcomes for their travelers. The more workers travel for their employer, however, …

The Workplace

Wink and a nod: legal tech start-ups elbow way in to Legal500 company lawyers

by Katie Walsh<p>At least a couple of times each month, Troy Swan is approached by legal technology start-ups with a new product or service offering.<p>His …

How to Raise the Happiest Kids in the World

If you want to raise happy kids, look to the Netherlands for advice.<p>After all, Dutch kids rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education.<p>So what are the Dutch doing so right to raise such joyful and well-adjusted kids?<p>That is the subject of the book The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents …

Parenting

People Who Work From Home Really Get More Done. Here's How You Can, Too

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “People Who Work from Home Really Are More Productive, But There’s a Major Downside.“</i><p>File this news under: how to make the case to your boss that you should work from home more often. Turns out those who don’t have to trudge through a morning commute …

Work from Home

Flexible working: Science in the gig economy

Will the future of research rely on independent workers who perform short-term jobs? Labour researchers and freelance scientists share their …

Gig Economy

Why Hungary (and most other rich countries) have higher home ownership rates than Australia

Australia has one of the lowest rates of home ownership among rich countries as the dream of owning a home fades for young people and the lowly …

Home Ownership

Stress heads: She won’t be right, mate

WE like to think of ourselves as living in the most laid-back country on Earth, but Australia is fast becoming a nation of stress-heads.

Mental Health

Business Traveler Anxiety Is Here to Stay — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

<i>The Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report is our weekly newsletter focused on the future of corporate travel, the big fault lines of disruption</i> …

Hospitality

Landry Leans on Experience to Lead ACE

American College of Education (ACE) president and interim provost Dr. Shawntel Landry leads a nontraditional and unique institution, where women …

Education

Four Secrets Of People Who Have Achieved Enviable Work-Life Balance

There are certain personalities types, which, if they allow themselves, can be completely swallowed up by their work. Driven by insecurity, competition or even the much-maligned “passion,” these types often struggle to identify where they end and their work begins. And then there are others who …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Best Books for Working Moms Trying to Conquer the World

Working moms always have a lot on their plates trying to manage both their personal and professional lives. Being a kickass mom and employee is …

Lifestyle

How I Did It: Advice from Real Women Who Campaigned (and Won)

Insight into life on the campaign trail from the winners.<p>Campaigning can be a grueling process. Not sure where to start? From fundraising to work-life balance, here nine inspiring candidates share how they ran a successful campaign.

Florida House of Representatives

In love with your pajamas? Learn how to work from home effectively

For the past several years, remote work seemed to be the holy grail of the 21st-century workforce. The opportunity to work from anywhere in the world …

Productivity

What research says about how your boss impacts your personal life

<b>Management of poor performers.</b> In this research and in another study we conducted, we found that underperforming coworkers are a frequent source of anger and frustration, especially when this causes extra work for others. A failure of supervisors and organizations to deal with these situations …

The Workplace

What's going on with Obamacare? And are your favorite tax deductions going away?

The future of Obamacare is murkier, lawmakers may ax some popular tax breaks, and fallout continues from the Equifax hack.<p>Here's the money news you need to start your week in the black.<p><b>OBAMACARE OUTLOOK</b><p>Republicans have failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now President Trump is …

Health Care

Will 'Work From Home Wednesdays' Make Your Employees More Productive? With Parameters, Yes!

Countless studies have been done to prove or disprove just how efficient employees are if they are in the office or working remote. I like to think there is a fine balance between the two. Most professions can benefit from a blend of both an office-based and remote workforce. There are separate …

Entrepreneurship

Study: Hacker News users value code quality just as much as a work-life balance

What happens when you shift the conversation around tech recruiting away from cold, hard money towards something less tangible, like values? According to Lynne Tye, founder and CEO of Key Values, you gain insights into the priorities of the net’s most popular programming communities.<p>Key Values is a …

The Workplace

Work-Life Balance Feels A Lot Like A 3rd Job To This Working Mom

I doubt that when <i>Cosmopolitan</i> magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown coined the much-evoked, much-loathed phrase "having it all" she spent her evenings …

Canadian News

Having hobbies outside of work is key to your professional success

Peter Jones, The Job Network<p>"Work-life balance" is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, and for good reason — you don't want to work too hard, but you want to work hard enough to make a good living and gain a sense of fulfillment.<p>When people talk about this ideal balance, the "life" part usually …

Happiness

Diminishing Gender Gap, Pressure of Work-life Balance Fuel High-risk Drinking in US

Many consider drinking a part of their culture and a way of life. It is legal after certain age and easily available at every corner of the street. …

Substance Abuse

Want to Be Happier? Ditch the Work-Life Balance Metaphor

Source: Pixabay/geraltYou've certainly heard of the idea of work life balance. But is balance the only way to describe how we manage our work and our …

The Workplace

4 Reasons to Consider a Pay Cut

Most working folks strive to earn more money as their careers progress. Many, in fact, are willing to fight for a raise when their companies aren't so eager to be generous.<p>But it's not always the case that the more we work, the more money we earn. In fact, many workers inevitably wind up taking pay …

Social Security

Work Life Balance – How to Get It Right

It really is essential to have a good work life balance in order to have a healthy relationship with family and friends, and more importantly, in …

Lifestyle