CHICAGO – September 20, 2006 –Aquent Marketing Staffing, the world’s largest staffing firm specializing in the placement of marketing professionals, is partnering with renowned author and founder of Work+Life Fit Inc. Cali Yost to provide MBA graduates with strategies on how they can achieve a “work-life fit.” Aquent is sponsoring a teleseminar, hosted by Yost, titled “New Strategies for Managing Your Work+Life ‘Fit’ (Not Balance) in the 21st Century.”
“Managing the relationship between work and life is a responsibility we all need to embrace, especially in today’s 24/7 work reality,” says Yost. “Companies can't give us the answer—they can create the space for the conversation to take place, but it’s up to us to partner with them and make it happen.”
According to an MBA study by Universum Communications, work-life balance is strengthening its grip on the top-ranked spot for career goals; some 50 percent of the respondents chose it as a major career goal, followed by “build a sound financial base” (37 percent) and “influence corporate strategies” (28 percent). In response, today's leading business schools are developing programs on how to maintain an optimal balance between work, family, and other personal responsibilities. Together, Aquent and Yost are supporting these efforts to help MBA graduates in their quest for what Yost calls work+life “fit.”
“Balancing work and life is a big concern for today’s students and alumni. We are always looking for ways to help provide them with the support they need to find balance between work and everyday life,” said Patricia DeMasters, director of Career Services, Evening & Weekend, Berkeley-Columbia & Alumni MBA. “Cali Yost’s teleseminar is just the kind of workshop we like to promote to our students and alumni because it helps provide tips on how to achieve a work-life fit for any stage in life and career.”
Whether it’s searching for an employer that would accommodate their needs, working with their current employers, or turning to interim work—45 percent of Aquent’s interim marketers have an MBA—the teleseminar focuses on how MBA grads, both newly graduated and seasoned graduates, can take the initiative to identify a “fit” that meets their personal needs, as well as the needs of their employers in today’s 24/7 work reality.
To find out more about the seminar, go to http://www.aquentmarketing.com/forms/signup_form.html.
About Work+Life Fit and Cali Yost
Cali Williams Yost is president and founder of Work+Life Fit Inc., a company dedicated to empowering individuals to strategically manage the way work “fits” into their lives—because it’s fit, not balance—and helping organizations create strong work+life fit partnerships with their employees. She is also the author of Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, 2005), the first work+life “fit” management strategy book for individuals.
Cali’s clients include companies such as AstraZeneca, BASF, ChildrenFirst, GE/NBC, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, JPMorgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, and Novo Nordisk. She’s worked with many national professional organizations, including the Department of Labor’s FlexOptions Project for small-business owners, and with students and alumni of some of the top business schools, including Columbia, Darden, Harvard, Kellogg, Tuck, University of Chicago, and Wharton.
About Aquent Marketing Staffing
Aquent Marketing Staffing provides world-class corporations with on-demand and temp-to-perm staffing solutions to meet marketing needs that range from tactical to strategic. With access to the world’s largest pool of talented and experienced marketing professionals, we provide marketing staff that specialize in data analysis, product/brand management, research, merchandising, event planning, marketing communications, channel strategies, advertising, marketing strategy, and Web development.
Aquent Marketing Staffing is a division of Aquent, a global professional services firm that delivers staffing, consulting, and outsourcing solutions for marketing and creative services, IT, and health care. Through a network of more than 70 offices in 17 countries, Aquent has made more than 400,000 matches of contract and full-time professionals with client companies worldwide. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Please visit aquent.com for more information.