Parenting Support for Your Employees
Can Stop Burnout
The fact is, family tension influences work stress and performance. Companies can gain an upper hand in both attracting and retaining top talent when they focus on effective employee wellness programs thereby creating a more supportive environment for working parents.
Equipping employees with the proper support and tools to navigate personal responsibilities, translates into work benefits, including employee satisfaction and productivity.
Employees are looking for support beyond maternity leave. Parenting support and education helps employees address family challenges so they can thrive at work and avoid or minimize the impact on their work performance.
Both work-to-family conflict and family-to-work conflict are associated with negative effects for the individual and are significantly related to burnout. These conflicts are also related to lower personal accomplishment, greater emotional exhaustion and depersonalization.
This negatively impacts organizations in both
tangible and intangible ways including:
Decreased employee job satisfaction leading to lower performance
Increased sick days and absenteeism
Lower performance and increased job stress levels
Intention to leave the organization.
Supporting working parents results in more dedicated, loyal, and hard-working employees
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When companies are great for parents and aspiring parents, they tend to be great for everyone else as well… And those high-trust, parent friendly workplaces aren't just better for people. They're better for business – with higher innovation and productivity. And they're better for the world. Because every time a working parent can shift from their job duties to care for their kids in a kind, patient way – rather than a stressed-out way – we all win!
- Michael Bush, CEO, Great Place to Work