These are unprecedented times for human health and safety. The pandemic impacts the very nature of how we live and work. But business continues to move forward, albeit in new ways and, for many, from distributed locations.
For HR professionals leading their companies through this tumultuous time, it’s vital that we reflect on employee experience.
Remote collaboration technologies help Cisco and our clients reduce emissions from air travel and commuting. These technologies include Webex Teams, Cisco TelePresence, Cisco Webex, Cisco Unified Communications, and Cisco Jabber collaboration solutions. Beyond reducing emissions, these technologies also increase employee productivity, promote work-life balance, and help us build customer relationships.
Merck is honored to have been on the Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list for over 30 years. We are thrilled to be on the inaugural Working Mother’s Best Companies for Dads list, too. These lists recognize companies that set the standard for mom-friendly and dad-friendly work places.
Merck allows employees to have the family they always dreamed of. See the video above to hear from a few Merck dads on why Merck is a great place to work.
Heidi McCabe, Professional Sales Representative at Astellas
After being out of the workforce for a decade to raise my five children, I re-joined the professional world at Astellas as a Professional Sales Representative. Worried that I had been out of the workplace rhythm too long, I was consumed with self-doubt about my professional performance capabilities. I felt guilt that my re-entry into the professional world would take time and attention away from my family. I was confident that I had mastered the mom role, but I was apprehensive about how my skills of running a busy household would translate to a professional job.
Company’s comprehensive benefits and inclusive culture set the company apart
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy has been named to Forbes magazine’s 2018 list of the World’s Best Employers. Duke Energy is one of only nine electric utilities in the U.S. to make the list.
The ranking is based on Forbes’ 2018 Global 2000 rankings, which included publicly traded companies from 60 countries. Employees were asked to rate their own employer and the likelihood they would recommend the company to a friend or family member.
Astellas ranked in recognition of its commitment and support for working mothers
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas was named one of the 2018 "100 Best Companies" by Working Mother magazine for its commitment to establishing a corporate culture supportive of working moms and their families.
Duke Energy in 2017 began offering its employees fully paid parental leave – totaling six weeks – to bolster workfamily balance and help attract and retain highly skilled workers.
The new benefit catapulted Duke Energy to near the front of the pack among the nation’s largest electric utilities, many of which do not offer dedicated paid parental leave.
Under Duke Energy’s new benefit – available to both mothers and fathers – an employee can start the six-week paid leave any time within the first 16 weeks after the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child.
I couldn’t be a successful Cisco leader if I didn’t focus on delivering the best possible business outcomes to our customers. At Cisco, we are committed to delivering customer and shareholder value through world-class products, services and support. But the other side of this commitment is that the quality of our service depends on the quality and focus of our people. We all go through changes in our lives that demand extra time and attention. I believe that the better we support our employees through those changes, the better they’ll be able to serve our customers.
Mike Weatherspoon can respond quickly to customer calls from his new home office
Mike Weatherspoon didn’t create his Duke Room for watching Duke University Blue Devils basketball. It’s for taking calls as a senior customer service virtual care specialist at Duke Energy.
“Some people have man caves,” he said, “but I have a Duke Room.”
Weatherspoon, known to his co-workers as Mike Spoon, was one of the first customer service specialists in Charlotte to participate in a Virtual Customer Care Program where employees are based at home. This work-from-home setup is benefiting employees who enjoy a reduced commute, but it also helps customers.