4 Ways Small Businesses Can Better Support Working Parents

child care benefits talent retention working parents Aug 18, 2022
Top Employee Child Care Solutions

Balancing work and child care is a challenge countless employees face every day. Large organizations are taking action to combat burnout in working parents, some even building their own daycares. As a small business, offering onsite child care can be too expensive, but fortunately, there are alternative ways to support working parents without breaking the bank. 

For instance, child care stipends are one of the moderately expensive options. These can be direct payments that come to the employees based on any amount the company chooses or the company subsidizing some of the child care with a specific child care center. 

This option might not be suitable for every small business, but if you have some very high-performing employees or teams within your organization, offering child care stipends is definitely money well spent. Think of it as a strategic investment in securing and attracting great talent!

If you want to find out more, tune in to this week's episode of 'While We Were Working'!

Joey and Sommer share four ways small businesses can better support workers with child care needs. You'll also learn the benefits of helping workers navigate child care needs and what companies are doing to take care of their employees' mental health and wellbeing.

Sommer and Joey also discuss monkeypox from an HR perspective, its risks, common misconceptions, and some steps you can take to keep your team safe and your organization protected.

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https://www.hr-brew.com/stories/2022/07/29/in-an-effort-to-keep-working-parents-some-employers-are-building-their-own-daycares

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