Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It
November 05 | David Burkus, Assistant Professor of Management, Oral Roberts University. | Comments (0)
Offering flexible workplace schedules seems like a no-brainer. Work has become more flexible — tied less to specific times and places — and gender roles have changed. Letting employees shift their hours to accommodate hectic life schedules makes sense. Surveys show that flex time ranks high on the list of benefits employees want and that women value it even more than men do.
28 Years of Stock Market Data Shows a Link Between Employee Satisfaction and Long-Term Value
October 29 | Alex Edmans | Comments (0)
Does employee satisfaction improve firm value? The answer to this question is not obvious. While it seems natural that satisfaction will facilitate worker recruitment, retention, and motivation, investing it is costly. So the question is, do the benefits outweigh the costs?
Why Wages Aren’t Growing in America
October 27 | Jay Shambaugh | Comments (0)
The majority of Americans share in economic growth through the wages they receive for their labor, rather than through investment income. Unfortunately, many of these workers have fared poorly in recent decades. Since the early 1970s, the hourly inflation-adjusted wages received by the typical worker have barely risen, growing only 0.2% per year. In other words, though the economy has been growing, the primary way most people benefit from that growth has almost completely stalled.
Why You Should Charge Clients More Than You Think You’re Worth
October 24 | Dorie Clark, Strategy Consultant | Comments (0)
One of the most challenging decisions freelancers, solopreneurs, and independent consultants face is how much to charge for their time and expertise. What if people complain that you’re overpriced — or, even worse, walk away from a deal with you entirely? But the answer isn’t swinging to the other extreme and asking a fee so modest you’ll ultimately resent it.
What Matters More to Your Workforce than Money
October 15 | Andrew Chamberlain | Comments (0)
Economists have long argued that money doesn’t buy happiness. But compensation is still a major factor for us when we’re considering where to work. What do we know about how more pay influences employees’ motivations?
Why Is CEO Pay Rising? Maybe There Aren’t Enough Good CEOs
October 09 | David F. Larcker | Comments (0)
Outrage over CEO pay is widespread. With a typical CEO of an S&P 500 company earning $11 million in total compensation, many consider CEO pay to be “out of control.”
Insights from Listening to Older Retirees
October 06 | Anna M. Rappaport | Comments (0)
This research, together with focus groups conducted in 2015 with retirees who had been retired at least 15 years, provides new insights and demonstrates that some of the most important decisions for many middle-income American families go beyond the traditional issues of saving and investing. It should be of interest to employers who are building retirement education and planning programs.