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Companies with family-friendly policies may help retain & boost performance of professional women caregivers who have other caregiving duties

June 20, 2017
Professional caregivers in long-term care facilities with double-duty (unpaid child care) and triple-duty (both unpaid child and elder care) responsibilities had better retention and engagement in their jobs when they felt more supported by their husbands. The WFHN researchers have published their findings in Read more about Companies with family-friendly policies may help retain & boost performance of professional women caregivers who have other caregiving duties
CNAs who feel they have enough family time cope better with increased work strain related to their double & triple caregiving duties

CNAs who feel they have enough family time cope better with increased work strain related to their double & triple caregiving duties

April 13, 2017

Findings from a WFHN study published in The Gerontologist suggest that professional caregivers (certified nursing assistants, for example) who also take care of their own children, elders and, in some cases, both, experience greater work strain (indicated by emotional exhaustion, job satisfication, turnover intentions, and work climate for family

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Can a Flexibility/Support Initiative Reduce Turnover Intentions and Exits?

Can a Flexibility/Support Initiative Reduce Turnover Intentions and Exits?

January 3, 2017

A study by a team of WFHN researchers published in Social Problems reveals that for employees who participated in STAR (a workplace flexibility / supervisor support initiative that was part of the WFHN intervention study) there were lower turnover intentions 12 months later and a reduction in the risk of voluntary turnover over almost three years.

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Better #sleep for employees, especially #olderworkers, with more #workplaceflexibility & supervisor support

September 29, 2016

A study (in press in Sleep Health) by the WFHN reveals that those employees (particularly older workers) of an IT company that took part in an intervention study evaluating the effects of increased workplace flexibility and supervisor support experienced better duration and quality of sleep, as measured with wrist actigraphy.

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Could workplace flexibility influence Boomers' plans to retire later? Work longer?

Could workplace flexibility influence Boomers' plans to retire later? Work longer?

June 9, 2016

The findings of a WFHN study published in Work, Aging and Retirement suggest that Boomer-aged professionals and managers who were given more control over their schedules and increased supervisor support as part of the STAR workplace intervention were more likely to plan on a later retirement from their current job.

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