Family Forward NC, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, is NCECF’s groundbreaking initiative to foster employer-led change and increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices—big and small—that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development across North Carolina.
The new website streamlines the online experience, allowing users to more quickly and easily find news, resources and tools available through the Guide to Family Forward Workplaces. The Guide is a robust resource for employers of all sizes and industries that outlines state and national research around family-friendly workplace policies and offers resources for employers such as sample policy language, a survey for employees and best practice recommendations. As businesses re-open, family-friendly workplace benefits can help employers and working parents build resilience during and after the COVID crisis.
To visit the Family Forward NC website, go to www.familyforwardnc.com. To sign up for the biweekly Family Forward NC e-newsletter, which offers tips, case studies, research updates and more, click here.