Patrick Ball

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Is Giving Up on Work-Life Balance the Key to Success?

Ever feel like you're chasing our tail? Like you're so busy, and pulled in so many directions, that...

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The $30 Billion Expense We're Not Talking About Enough

Picture this: You’re stressing about a deadline at work and have a million things to do in order to...

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The Zuckerberg Effect: 2016 Should Be a Breakthrough Year for Paternity Leave in the US

To use a sports metaphor, we could say paternity leave is driving into the opponent’s territory –...

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Top 15 Posts from 2015 on the Workplace Solutions Blog

All in all, 2015 was a pretty good year on the working families and work-life fronts .Companies...

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A Working Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Holiday Break

It’s just about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22. The second hand inches forward, the minutes creep by....

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How to Help Employees Deal with Holiday Stress and Distractions

Holidays? More like holi-daze. From year-end deadlines and office holiday parties to family...

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10 Things You Should NEVER Do at Your Office Holiday Party

The office holiday party can be a ton of fun. You’ve got your fancy dinner, some free drinks, a...

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What are the Flying Nannies of Wall Street?

Flying nannies makes for a fantastic headline, doesn’t it? When the private equity firm KKR...

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10 Ways to Thank Your Employees This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be equal parts stressing and celebrating. From shopping lists, travel plans...

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7 Companies with Innovative Parental Leave Policies

At times this year, it felt like companies were trying to one-up each other, offering more and more...

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The Link Between Better Benefits Communication and Employee Performance

Ninety percent of employees have left work due to family responsibilities, and another 20 percent...

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WEBINAR: Senior Care and the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, when millions of Americans find themselves in a caregiving role for...

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