Businesses have a unique opportunity to help prevent child abuse and neglect by providing a work environment that helps parents improve the balance between work and family while ensuring economic security. Companies that commit to family-friendly workplaces are actively putting prevention into practice.
A moving and storage company offers telework, a flexible work week, and job sharing to many of its more than 200 employees. The company has experienced markedly reduced turnover and gross profit increases above the industry average as a result of its workplace policies.
A healthcare system realizes that its vision to deliver world class healthcare depends on a foundation of highly engaged team members. To support the staff, this company provides 36 weeks of job-protected leave, three weeks of paid parental leave, on-site childcare centers, adoption assistance, infertility assistance, backup childcare for all family members, its Building Families Program, and sponsored family fun night events.
A home improvement store offers on-site childcare with a school-age program, backup dependent care, free membership in Sittercity with unlimited free background checks, tuition discounts, preferred enrollment at particular childcare centers nationwide, and college coaching sessions.
A consumer healthcare company supports families by providing 17 weeks paid time off to new moms and nine weeks to new dads. This does not all have to be taken at one time, so parents can ease back in to a full-time work schedule.