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I have a 3-year-old daughter.  She’s happy, fun and playful.  Each day, she insists upon dumping out every block in the house during play time and at night she carries 37 stuffed animals and dolls with her to bed.  During our recent drive to school, she asked “How are they building that house?” Overall, I think she’s demonstrating a broad array of interests.  As a parent, I want to foster her interests to offer her lots of options.  And I know I am not alone. In an effort to find some inspiration, I found this story about a Massachusetts mom who shared her frustrations aboutRead More →

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In honor of National Boss’s Day, five Randstad women leaders shared memories of outstanding bosses who have helped shape their careers. Read their stories and find out how a great boss can make a real difference in the lives of employees. Also, check out Four Ways to Be a Better Boss, based on our recent Randstad Engagement Study! The Power of Thank You Rebecca L. Harrell, Regional Vice President, Randstad US I had one boss from early in my career who taught me so much and was truly a great mentor. He was the president of the company I worked for, and I managed his operations. HeRead More →

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The topic of work/life balance made headlines again this week after a wealthy businessman resigned as head of a trillion-dollar investment fund to spend more time with his family. Former PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian said he made the decision after his 10-year-old daughter gave him a 22-point list of all the milestones he had missed in her life, including her first day of school, a soccer match, a parent-teacher meeting and a Halloween parade. “My work-life balance had gotten way out of whack, and the imbalance was hurting my very special relationship with my daughter,” El-Erian wrote in a Worth.com article that has since goneRead More →

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Randstad’s third annual Women Powering Business Panel series was once again a huge success as business leaders gathered in Chicago and Minneapolis for thought-provoking discussions regarding gender diversity in the workplace. Through our panel events, we continued our goal of providing women workers with greater access to information, networks, mentors and champions, as well as key insights on issues and topics impacting women in business. Dynamic leaders from civic, academic, business, HR and philanthropic backgrounds came together to offer their advice and expertise on a variety of topics impacting women in the workplace. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Betty Spence, President of the National Association forRead More →

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The fifth installment of our Women Powering Technology series features Helen Drinan, President of Simmons College, a Boston-based, private women’s college established in 1899. She is the eighth President of Simmons College and the former Chair of the Simmons College Board of Trustees. Previously, Drinan was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Caritas Christi Health Care. She also served as President and CEO of the Society of Human Resources Management and as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for BankBoston. In 2001, she was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, and in 2007 she received the John D. Erdlen Five StarRead More →

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Women are making greater strides than ever before, both at work and at home. Not only are we making our way into leadership ranks across all industries, but we’re also bringing home the funds to support our families. But these advancements come with a price. As women workers struggle with the weight of balancing work and family, we’re stressed out. While stress affects both genders, our recent Randstad Engagement Study found that it has a greater impact on women workers, with 27 percent of women (compared to 22% of men) citing stress as a top reason to leave their current job. Read more about ourRead More →

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The fourth installment of our Women Powering Technology series features Chandelle Fairley, Managing Director, Randstad Technologies, which takes a closer look at the challenges of recruiting women in technology. Chandelle joined Randstad Technologies in 2009 and has over 17 years experience in the recruitment industry.  Starting as an account executive, she was promoted to Managing Director for the Atlanta-based Randstad Technologies office in July 2013. Chandelle is a multi-year President’s Club winner, was named the 2012 Producer of the year and has been a top producer throughout her tenure at Randstad.  Chandelle has experienced great success in this industry through developing solid relationships with her clients internally andRead More →

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The third installment of our Women Powering Technology series features Pam Stenson, President of the CIO Executive Council. She is charged with growing a community of the senior-most IT leaders across the world for the purpose of harnessing their thought leadership to evolve the IT profession. Pam manages the Council team to ensure world-class service delivery, sets the strategic direction of the organization, and works intimately with the Council’s member leadership and board of advisors. Pam has over 20 years experience in IT and has been a valuable part of the Council team since February of 2007. Since being named the general manager in February of 2009,Read More →