Inclusion means supporting workers who are caregivers of all kinds. What financial, health, and scheduling challenges do families face today? How can innovative benefits and workplaces empower workers to meet their responsibilities and excel on the job?
From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.
Whil, a Rethink Company
New York City Economic Development Corporation
Forming a family and keeping up with its health needs over time calls for steady adjustments, yet those changing needs and growing options present continuous decision-making for working parents. How can employers take a strategic approach to providing a seamless, employee-friendly progression of health care solutions for the parents in their workforce?
The uncertainties of the pandemic and hybrid work have pushed many working parents to historic levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Yet many parents haven’t sought help, for a variety of reasons: lack of awareness of their options, concern about cost, shortage of time, and a reluctance to acknowledge their vulnerability. What approaches can companies take to making mental health care more accessible, inclusive, and understandable?
Since job flexibility is one of the top priorities for working families, how can employers fully embrace the concept? Flexibility should be offered in three ways: where, when, and how work can be done, according to experts at McKinsey & Company. False flexibility tends to dictate schedules and work structure. True flexibility trusts workers to create a personalized work regimen that’s both productive and sustainable. How can companies create a genuinely flexible work culture?
Working mothers have long labored under a gender-biased system that doesn’t give them what they deserve: the ability to be a parent and do paid work. The pandemic put a spotlight on this reality when millions of women left the workforce to take care of their children. Now is a moment to reform the system. What are the kinds of support and flexibility companies can offer in order to make work possible for mothers?