Even in a Recession, Flex Makes (Dollars and) Sense

Flextime Work

Flex time, job-sharing, compressed schedules, and telecommuting: these workplace practices are needed now more than ever. The key is for employers to recognize that all employees are an asset, not a liability, and that the net effect of flex increases the return on that asset. Even in a recession.

A Labor Market Punishing to (M)others

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Today, New York Times writer David Leonhardt laudably asks why the labor market is so punishing to mothers. He notes an obvious pattern—that top posts in both the private and public sectors usually go to single or childless women. Then he makes a bizarre turn and blames U.S. feminists, for supposedly focusing on policies to […]

Equal At Birth But Not At Work

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Ten years ago I gave birth to two babies: one girl, one boy. Their birthday is today, Equal Pay Day. Right now they are neck-in-neck with their weekly allowance, but if they were fifteen years older, my daughter’s college degree, MBA, technological training, organizing and management experience, and even her Rhodes Scholarship would all probably […]