This morning, thanks to the Dispatch Media Group + Thrive Hive, I had an opportunity to go down to campus and listen to four outstanding speakers discuss the challenges of achieving work/life balance. The featured Ohio State University panelists included: Kim Lambert, Manager of Recruitment, Executive Recruitment, Office of Human Resources; Nicole Nieto, PhD, Program Manager for Ohio State ADVANCE, Office of Research; Marilyn Bury Rice, Director of the Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management; and Kimberly Shumate, JD, Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives.
A big takeaway for me was if you're an employer, what does work/life value mean? Applying it to recruiting, how is that shared with potential candidates? What are the current employee examples you can share with people? For example, the panel discussed, what's your email question/response policy? (Do emails need to be replied to after 8pm on a Friday?) The panel said it's all about setting expectations and establishing boundaries. Most importantly, they stated, was that employers must evaluate their values and priorities.