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New Research Highlights The Need For Workplaces To Better Adapt To Parents

By Forbes

More and more parents are setting up their own companies in pursuit of a better work/ life balance, new research findsRead full story

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  • What is most frustrating is that while pretty much everything in this piece is completely obvious to parents.. it STILL has to be said and supported by data. Maybe as more millennials become parents and start bailing on corporate jobs because of these issues companies will take actual steps to address

    What is most frustrating is that while pretty much everything in this piece is completely obvious to parents.. it STILL has to be said and supported by data. Maybe as more millennials become parents and start bailing on corporate jobs because of these issues companies will take actual steps to address this.. vacation days should not have to be used to go to a parent teacher conference or a school play..

  • Our company implemented flexible work hours, opportunities to work from home, and unlimited paid time off. Yes, that's not a typo - unlimited. Research showed that it was effective, but not many companies took the leap. We found one year later that staff didn't take more time off than we had made available

    Our company implemented flexible work hours, opportunities to work from home, and unlimited paid time off. Yes, that's not a typo - unlimited. Research showed that it was effective, but not many companies took the leap. We found one year later that staff didn't take more time off than we had made available in the past, but they did appreciate the flexibility and control they had to balance both their work and home lives.

  • This is an absolute! Either companies adapt, or they will suffer the loss of competent workers, not to mention competition from those who leave to start their own business. It's a different world out there.

  • While I was pretty lucky to work for an employer that had emergency childcare benefits of 20 days a year, managing a high-level position with kids is f’ing hard, whether you are self employed or not. I guess the benefit now is I dictate my own terms as long as I get my work done and stay in touch remotely.

  • This is an issue that needs to be a part of a larger conversation on working hours and efficiency. Hours can be broken up to accommodate school pickup and bedtime, its all about communication.

  • Gee. How many experts were needed to run that data? The movie 9 to 5 had it right. Companies should have gotten the message way before. Accommodate parents and children and you just might, just might, have more loyal and productive employees. That is, if you really care about the people who work for

    Gee. How many experts were needed to run that data? The movie 9 to 5 had it right. Companies should have gotten the message way before. Accommodate parents and children and you just might, just might, have more loyal and productive employees. That is, if you really care about the people who work for you. But, then vulture capitalism only hires 1099 people because “associates” has a nicer ring to it and they are so easy to “right-to-work-State “fire” them at will. That is the accurate meaning of the euphemism “right-to-work” as I see it.

  • This reminds me of a larger trend from George Friedman's - The Next 100 Years, where he describes the demographics realities already in process of slowing population growth worldwide and declining in Europe resulting in low unemployment with sustained full employment in Europe, North America and other

    This reminds me of a larger trend from George Friedman's - The Next 100 Years, where he describes the demographics realities already in process of slowing population growth worldwide and declining in Europe resulting in low unemployment with sustained full employment in Europe, North America and other developed nations around the world. Get ready for unlimited paid leave, paid full-time continuing education (Back To School meets Van Wilder?), paid elder family care, unlimited paid family leave, corporate autonomous vehicles + Uber service = vehicle lending for home and errands use with charge stations at larger company parking lots (no charger hookups at home?, no worries), paid remote office setup including office furniture, internet access, satellite comms, worldwide remote connectivity, hybrid open office spaces with quiet home-desk mini-offices along Mediterranean-style Alleyways and open collaboration Plazas with fountains for background noise and mood therapy, delayed retirement and unrestricted part-time work schedules (The Office meets Cocoon). Get ready for the Golden Age of labor and work.

  • Workplace culture is stuck in the past when it comes to parenting.

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