Did you know that accommodations at work for pregnant and breastfeeding employees have health benefits for children and families and advantages for businesses as well?
How about that 75% of mothers and 50% of fathers say they have turned down work opportunities, changed jobs or quit altogether to tend to their children?
There’s lots more information about the value and importance of family friendly workplaces on our new website – www.familyforwardnc.com.
Family Forward NC is an innovative initiative to improve our children’s health and keep our businesses and economy competitive. Through offering evidence-based, family friendly workplace benefits, companies big and small can improve their productivity, recruitment and retention all the while supporting children’s healthy development.
The Family Forward NC website provides information on evidence-based policies and practices as well as polling and interview data from NC businesses and employees about family friendly workplace benefits. There’s news and resources about the changing landscape as businesses recognize that in a competitive employment market, family friendly benefits have added value to recruit and retain talented workers.
Take a look at the website, post our share graphics on social media, and sign up for our weekly Family Forward NC e-newsletter that will launch later this month. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest businesses adopting family friendly policies, and you’ll hear from employees about the impact of family friendly benefits on them and their families.
Business Smart. Family Friendly. Future Ready.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is our founding sponsor for Family Forward NC.