Action Greensboro Recommends Employers Integrate Family-Friendly Practices

Greensboro employers who want to strengthen the well-being of the area’s local workforce should integrate family-friendly workplace policies, create an organizational culture of health and consider small policy adjustments, such as flexible office hours, that will reap large rewards. These recommendations are from Action Greensboro, a philanthropic collaborative designed to develop and attract the talent Greensboro needs to stay competitive in the global economy. Greensboro employers are invited to an Action Greensboro workshop on June 25th to learn more.

Action Greensboro recently released these recommendations, along with several others, with the results of its 2018-2019 Generation Greensboro survey. The survey, distributed to area employers by Action Greensboro and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, includes feedback from more than 2,400 Greensboro workers. Respondents gave feedback on topics such as top considerations when changing or seeking a new job, professional advancement opportunities and perceptions of Greensboro as a place to live and work.

Along with the survey results, Action Greensboro also released its Talent Toolkit, a community resource for employers looking to better engage and support their workforces in Greensboro. The toolkit includes a section on NCECF’s Guide to Family Forward Workplaces and encourages Greensboro’s businesses to implement family-friendly workplace policies such as paid parental leave, flexible work and scheduling, offsetting child care costs and on-site childcare.

Local Employers Invited to Best Practices Workshop on June 25

On June 25, NCECF will present the guide at Action Greensboro’s Talent Together Lunch & Learn series, which is based on topics generated as a result of feedback from the survey. The workshop will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Union Square Campus in Room 166. Greensboro and Guilford County employers are encouraged to attend. Register here.