One of the greatest obstacles to an employee’s workday (and so things like business continuity and productivity) is a child with sniffles. The CDC says about 22 million school days are lost annually to such occasions. So workplaces have good incentive to ask the question: what should parents do?
Would working dads really leave a job for less money and more family friendliness? The more important question is…why are they even thinking about it?
Acting awards have little to do with the things most of us do on a daily basis. But Ryan Gosling spoke for working parents everywhere when he thanked Eva Mendes for taking care of the couple’s children (among other responsibilities) while he was working.
Why on-site child care? Let Working Mother tell you. “One way great companies have found to make going to work easier on parents and their kids is by providing some sort of onsite daycare or childcare.”
“Waiting for a parent to come off a plane can take hours,” says Bright Horizons’ Brandi Nobles, driving force behind the Bright Space at the RDU airport. “This is a spot for families and their children to be away from other passengers; a way for them to get time by themselves.”
“Are you the company that provides daycare?” At Bright Horizons we get asked that question all the time. And the answer is always the same. Nope.
There are a lot of good reasons to provide child care as a benefit. We’ve listed just five.
Why are a growing number of the country’s biggest-name companies putting child care at their offices? Two words: retention and morale. Prominent business leaders weighed in with the Wall Street Journal on why they offer child care and the value it brings.
For working parents, as back-to-school nears, flexibility at work is essential. Learn how to help your employees keep up with their many responsibilities.
It’s a fact of the modern workplace that employees will go out on parental leave. It’s also a fact that there will always be a concern about whether or not they will come back. The question is…are companies doing enough to make sure they’re retaining employees after leave?
At a lot of companies, the answer may be no.