It’s summertime, and the living is easy.
Here in America, we’re gearing up for fireworks, parades and lots of unhealthy food that tastes great but wouldn’t pass muster in a wellness program.
As I think about summertime, I think of how work-life balance is just an infinite dream unfulfilled. The idea that talent advisors can stash away their smartphones and take a family vacation without any short-term and long-term repercussions seems relatively naive. For every single email you ignore on a Monday, two similar emails appear on Tuesday. If you do the math, your inbox is awash in chaos when you return to work the following week.
But what if you could decompress without drama? What if you could take a vacation and turn off your phone and trust your colleagues to have your back? Wouldn’t it be great if we empowered our employees to manage their calendars, take a holiday as needed, and come back to work with a fresh perspective on life?
tackling Work-Life Balance
Those are the types of questions we’ll be tackling in the month of July. Our talent advisors will provide you insight on how some of the best companies manage PTO policies. We’ll discuss paternity leave, requesting vacation when the answer might be no, and how to model healthy work-life behaviors as executives.
One of our talent advisors even turned off his phone for a few days, and the results are rather amusing.
We also have a guest writer who will make the case that a 24/7 work environment isn’t as bad as it sounds. His smartphone is a tool for success. He can work from home, on the couch, while feeding his new baby and also watching TV. He is an adult, he is empowered, and he can manage his time. He doesn’t need HR to nanny him.
So please join us in July for excellent content on the best vacation policies, global tips on achieving work-life balance, and how to chillax during the summer months. And if you’re looking for me in mid-July, I’m taking a few days off with my husband to visit Turks and Caicos. I am due for a vacation, and I’m trying to model good behavior for all of you.
It’s a tough job to be a talent advisor, but somebody has to do it!
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