The Boston College Center for Work & Family is the country's leading university-based center focused on helping employers enhance the employee experience, increase employee productivity, and improve the quality of employee lives. We develop high-quality programming and cutting-edge research on a range of topics, from diversity in the workplace to mental health.

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Bridging the academic and corporate worlds

The Center's role has always been to bring together some of the world's leading academics with corporate practitioners to increase our understanding of how to improve the employee experience. We do this through our collaborative research, educational forums, and Roundtable meetings.
Brad Harrington, Executive Director

Our Research

At the Center for Work and Family, we study much more than our name would suggest. Our evidence-based research covers a wide range of areas, and is constantly evolving as new challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, arise. Below are four of our most-researched topics. 

Work-Life and Flexibility

Research exploring shifting gender roles and ways organizations can help employees manage professional and personal responsibilities. 

Employee Well-Being

Publications focusing on creating workplace cultures that promote employee physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being.

Talent Management

Research focused on the ways organizations can attract, engage, and advance talent while helping employees actively manage their own careers. 

Diverse & Inclusive Workplaces

Reports and briefings reviewing workplace strategies focused on diversity & inclusion as well as appreciated differences in gender, culture, and socio-economic background.

Become a Roundtable Member

The Boston College Workforce Roundtable is the premier learning and networking community for progressive employers who seek to provide a superior employee experience. Based in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, the Roundtable combines the most valuable aspects of a professional community and the resources of a leading academic institution for members, including interactive events and access to informational resources.

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2022 Trends

As we enter 2022, we will continue to see a redefinition of how work gets done and a growing emphasis on delivering a superior employee experience. Our research team has taken the time to highlight some of the trends we see rising to the top in 2022 as we continue this time of transition.

Tips for Managers: Making Hybrid Work

Increasingly, employers are committing to long-term flexible and remote work policies by adopting a hybrid work model. As managers re-engage with their teams, they should pay attention to the four areas outlined in this tip sheet to ensure an engaged and productive workforce.

Mental Health in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Stress and burnout are at all-time highs and employees are increasingly prioritizing their mental health. Our newest executive briefing shares the latest data and trends around mental health in the workplace and best practices from Roundtable members.

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