Finding the right balance between work and home is a struggle for many people in the workforce, and this struggle is compounded for working parents. Between managing deadlines at work, keeping up with their children’s school schedules and finding time to grocery shop or cook dinner, working parents have a lot on their plates.
According to the Employment Characteristics of Families Summary published in April, of the 34.4 million families with children under 18 in 2013, 88.2 percent reported having at least one employed parent. And almost three out of every five married-couple families with children reported that both parents were working. That means that for a large part of the workforce, maintaining a work-life balance that gives working parents the time and flexibility to raise their children is a top concern.
In honor of Working Parents Day (September 16), here are four ways employers can create a more family-friendly organizational culture that appeals to working parents:
With so many parents in the workforce, it’s important for employers to recognize that working parents have unique needs. By offering family-friendly benefits that cater to working parents, employers will find themselves better able to attract and recruit top talent.
For more ways to create a parent-friendly workplace, check out the full article on Forbes.com: //www.forbes.com/sites/85broads/2014/06/30/why-companies-should-focus-on-working-parents-not-just-moms/