The pandemic cast a spotlight on America's gaps in supporting its working parents. School was practically the only safety net–until it wasn't. Women left their career tracks en masse. As the economy recovers, what changes can business and government make to help working parents do their jobs well, both at work and home? What are the prospects for child care, family leave, new health-care solutions and financial-wellness programs?
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Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Stanley Black & Decker
Northern Trust Corp
Whil, a Rethink Company
Whil, a Rethink Company
Employees and parent advocates have called for more corporate support of child care. How can employers meet the needs of parents, yet keep costs in mind? What are the benefits to the company in terms of employee retention and productivity? What are the pros and cons of child care that's sponsored or managed by the employer–as well as backup child care and caregiver-finding services? How can child care and flexible schedules work best together?
From conception to health care to saving for college, parents are on a journey through many challenges and decisions. Progressive companies and their benefits providers have been developing a host of new services to help working parents navigate these passages. What are the most helpful new services, from parent coaching to savings programs? Has the impact been quantified for both parents and their employers?
As they create new schedules to accommodate parents, how can managers balance a personalized approach with the needs of other workers and the company's performance expectations? How can companies make sure that hybrid and remote workers are given the same opportunities as employees who spend more time in the workplace? What digital solutions can help organize the process?
Millions of working moms left the workforce to take care of their children during the pandemic–and many have yet to return. In a tight labor market, their skills are in demand. Employers are responding with returnship programs and other measures to help working moms overcome the obstacles to resuming their careers. What are the employee benefits, support systems, and other measures that can accelerate the process?