Working parents have one common concern: quality, reliable care for their children while they work. For parents, the overwhelming task of arranging child care creates stress and may affect productivity, work attitudes, absenteeism, longevity, and a number of other critical areas bearing on employee performance. Quality child care not only supports today’s workforce, but also helps in building the foundation for tomorrow’s. Children who attend higher quality child care are better prepared for school and for life.
There are many things employers can do to assist their employees with a harmonious work/life balance. Our Family-Friendly Business Options matrix provides a quick overview of the benefits and considerations of some common family-friendly benefits.
The Children’s Cabinet encourages employers to share access to our Child Care Resource and Referral Database with their employees. Employees can search our database of licensed providers 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Alliance for Work-Life Progress
Alliance for Work-Life Progress advances work-life effectiveness as a business strategy that increases engagement and productivity through the integration of work, family, and community. The basic work-life premise is that respecting people for who they are—not just for what they do or produce—pays off for all stakeholders.
Boston College Center for Work and Family
Boston College Center for Work and Family is committed to creating workplace cultures that support the “dual agenda” of individual and organizational success. This site provides research from the Center on work and family practices.
Families & Work Institute
The Institute conducts a number of research studies and/or publishes several reports every year. Their projects fall into the categories of: The Changing Workforce, Early Childhood, and Youth.
Sloan Work and Family Research Network
The Network serves a global community interested in work and family research by providing resources and building knowledge. The Network targets the information needs of academics and researchers, workplace practitioners, state public policy makers, and interested individuals. It’s the place to find high quality research and reports, easy-to-read summary sheets and briefs, as well as work and family topic pages, all in one location.