Businesses of any industry and size have an opportunity to support parents in the workplace. By doing so, be prepared for happier, healthier, and less stressed employees which increases productivity and retention for your business – improving your bottom line!Work-Life-Balance-Sign-post-by-Stuart-Miles

What is a family-friendly workplace?

A family-friendly workplace or employer is one whose policies and practices make it possible for employees to more easily balance family and work, and to fulfill both their family and work obligations.

 

How prevalent are work/life balance policies? Twenty-four percent of organizations have a formal work/life balance policy in place, whereas approximately one-half of organizations (52%) have an informal work/life balance policy.

Source: SHRM Survey Findings: Work/Life Balance Policies

*Only cover transparency and support for employees with understanding of these categories