Scott Behson

Scott Behson, PhD, is a Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a busy involved dad, and an overall grateful guy. He runs Fathers, Work, and Family, a blog dedicated to helping fathers better balance work and family, and encouraging more supportive workplaces. He also writes on work and family issues for Harvard Business Review (HBR) BlogsHuffington Post and The Good Men Project. He lives in Nyack, NY with his wife, Amy, and son, Nick. Contact him on Twitter (@ScottBehson)FacebookLinkedIn or email.


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Downshifting: Life in the (Slightly Slower) Lane

We often think that careers must progress to higher, more demanding and more lucrative positions. For some, however, “downshifting” careers for family reasons, to reduce work stress or to transition to more psychologically rewarding work is worth it. Here are 5 ways some have downshifted.​


Employment Considerations for Early and Mid-Career Stages

You should consider a full range of factors - as opposed to fixating on only one or two- when you make decisions on which careers to pursue, and which industries and employers you target.


4 Factors Job Seeking Parents Should Keep in Mind

When considering a potential job offer, we are often acutely aware of such factors as pay, opportunities for advancement and benefits like health insurance. These are important, but sometimes the less-obvious features of a job/employer can be the difference between a difficult situation and a job situation that well suits you and your family situation. When assessing jobs and employers, be sure to consider the following:

Time Demands-  Doing some comparative research on industries, sectors (for-profit, nfp, private, public) and employers may reveal that similar jobs may come with different work cultures and time demands. It may be worthwhile to explore positions at various types of employers, as time benefits may be worth more to you than higher pay.


4 Family Advantages of a Career in K-12 Education

Choosing a career in K-12 education can be both financially and psychologically rewarding. These four work-family advantages also make education an attractive career choice, especially for parents of school-aged children.