We’re more than halfway through 2013, so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the most popular blog posts from the year so far.

1. Leaning Out

A reaction to the furor over Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, and reflections on what it means to be deliberate about our work-life choices.

2. Talking About The Affordable Care Act With Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady

Tim reflects on the increasing responsibility that healthcare providers have to ensure their services are delivering the best possible outcomes for the money spent even as the pressure is applied to employers to ensure that employees can get the health services they need at an affordable cost.

3. Do We Still Need Take Your Child To Work Day?

Allowing parents a day to share their workplace with their kids is one means of engaging the employer loyalty of working parents. On the flip side, how many of the adults who brought their kids to work today for art projects, age appropriate speakers and pizza and ice cream lunches will pay for it with extra night or weekend catch up time in the next few days?

4. Yahoo In A Gray Flannel Suit

Did Marissa Mayer do the right thing by ordering telecommuters home? The Workforce Institute board members share their thoughts on her decision.

5. William Tincup, Complexity, And Grown up Pants

Why do we gravitate towards simplistic solutions to complex problems? Why can’t we acknowledge that complexity is NOT the bane of our existence but rather nectar that makes our civilization great?

6. Is The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Good For Workers Or Not?

Sue Meisinger and Andy Brantley discuss whether the bill will pass or not, and some best practices employers can use to provide better flexibility to working families.

7. Is The Ever Too Much Employee Engagement?

Dave Almeda and John Hollon share reactions to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, and discuss the importance of boosting employee morale and engagement.

8. Workforce Institute Predictions For 2013

The Workforce Institute board members share their predictions about the most important trends affecting workforce management in 2013.

9. Talking With William Tincup And Sharlyn Lauby About Mobile Workforce Management

Sharlyn and William answer questions that are top of mind for organizations using (or thinking about using) mobile technology to extend their workforce management environment.

10. Internships: Insights Into The Future

So many students can benefit from having an internship, and employers can greatly reap the benefits as well. By giving college students the opportunity to get real-world experience and help them narrow down what they want to pursue as a career, they can hire candidates well-suited for their jobs and avoid hiring new employees every few years.

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