Research shows that flexible and progressive working practices are good for business. Achieving a balance between work and home is “win-win” for the family and the employer.
In order to attract and retain employees, employers must make the case for family support at work. To compete in a global economy, employers are looking for ways to be more efficient. Family friendly policies make great sense by creating a more committed and productive workforce, reducing absenteeism and lowering turnover. For a growing number of employers and employees, taking care of business also means taking care of family needs. Family Friendly policies make good business sense for any size company.
What is a Family Friendly Workplace?
Family Friendly employers provide services to help employees succeed both at work and at home. Creating a family friendly work environment helps employees balance work and family. Some ideas for a family friendly workplace:
- Dependent care supports (care referral services and elder care support)
- Flexible work options (i.e. flexible scheduling, telecommuting options, etc.) Flexible working conditions are not necessarily about staff working less, but in a way that fits better with their personal needs and commitments. It involves creative thinking about how we work smarter, not longer.
- Options for maximizing time and money (i.e. discount programs, child care financial assistance, Flexible Spending Accounts, etc.)
Child Care Resources’ – Putting Family Friendly Policies into Action
To learn more about how Child Care Resources can support your business with information about family friendly policies, please contact, Kim Perrelli, Executive Director, at 732-918-9901, Ext. 121 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.