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September 2013: Innovative Work-Life Balance Programs

Work-Life Balance Begins With Stress-Busting Benefits

By Jodi Anatole, MetLife

It's an established fact that stressed-out workers are bad for company productivity. Chronic stress can lead to or exacerbate illnesses such as ulcers, migraines, colitis and diabetes. Stress can also lead to substance abuse, problems with concentration and decision making, as well as impacting personal and professional relationships. Any or all of these have costs for employers. Read More...

It's All About the Perks

By Paula Andruss, Entrepreneur magazine

Money talks, but it is the innovative perks and incentives that help walk talent to your door. In a competitive job market, employee benefits count more than ever. To attract and retain top-notch talent, many companies look beyond traditional salary and benefits packages to incorporate innovative perks and incentives that promote employee happiness and create a positive company culture. Read More...

Work-Life Balance: Back On The Post-Recession Radar

By Tom Starner, Human Resource Executive

When Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer recently declared a ban on telecommuting for the company's workforce, the reaction was swift and fierce. Some in the HR community viewed the news as a symbolic setback for work/life benefits. But Yahoo! aside, HR experts and executives seem to agree that now isn't the time for companies to trim their work/life benefits. As the lines between work and private life increasingly become blurred, work/life issues are more critical than ever in attracting and retaining top talent. Read More...

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