Tag: working parents

Childcare Benefits as a Prime Employee Perk

The importance of work-life balance and flexibility in the workplace has become increasingly important for today’s workforce. One critical aspect of this balance is the growing cost of childcare, which has become a significant financial burden for many families. Recent data reveals that childcare prices, when adjusted for inflation to 2022 dollars, range from $4,810 […]

4 Ways Employers Can Clearly Define Benefits to Better Support New Parents at Work

Becoming a parent is an exciting and rewarding time. It can also be stressful, especially if you are a working parent. The different circumstances surrounding this journey are as numerous as the number of toys you are likely to accumulate before and after a baby arrives. Some people are single parents, some start families very […]

How Businesses Can Help Solve the Childcare Crisis While Boosting Their Profitability

Businesses across the country are becoming acutely aware of the childcare challenges to their business, especially as potential impacts of the “childcare cliff” seem looming. Luckily there are a host of research-backed childcare supports, some even no to low-cost, that businesses of all sizes are implementing. These benefits have also emerged as an opportunity for […]

Doubling Paternity Leave to Support Women in the Workplace

Women in the workforce know about the “motherhood penalty,” or the negative career impact that results from becoming a mom, even if they don’t know it by that name. Those who receive the penalty experience reduced compensation and opportunities for career advancement. There are plenty of statistics that support this. One recent survey found that […]

3 Ways Employers Can Support Working Parents During Back-to-School Season

On the heels of summer comes a tumultuous time for working parents: back-to-school season. No sooner have they sorted out their dizzying summer schedules and pieced together summer child care—a nightmare for many—than the start of the school year arrives to once again upend their routines and budgets. The National Retail Federation estimates parents will […]

How Workplaces Can Support Working Parents (And All Workers) During the School Year

With school and many childcare facilities back in session, the months during the school year are extremely challenging for working parents, who are trying to balance ever-changing family schedules and professional responsibilities. The result is often increased multitasking and/or employees putting in long and late nights trying to catch up on assignments. Here are some […]

Working Dads Fear Negative Career Impacts

The challenges working moms face have been noted for decades, even if not all the players in the labor market and corporate world necessarily appreciate those challenges or take steps to mitigate and address them. Even with very active dads, mothers tend to assume the majority of childcare burdens, meaning working moms are constantly being […]

Best of Benefits & Compensation 2022

As a recession looms on the horizon of the new year, many HR experts are wondering how to best utilize benefits and compensation packages. 80% of employees say that it’s essential that their companies meet the needs of workers across all stages of life and the diversity spectrum. And, beyond adapting benefits to meet the […]

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Remote Work Is Beneficial for Both Working Parents and Employers— Here’s How Companies Can Implement a Win-Win Remote Work Environment

Working parents, specifically working moms, are leaving their jobs at an astounding rate to take care of their families. And while the United States faces a 33-year low in female workforce participation today, this is not just a women’s issue; it’s an economic issue impacting every sector and industry. Businesses are losing $13 billion a […]