Lack of support for employees who are parents can lead to:
- loss of talent, knowledge and skills
- lower productivity among employees
- higher staff turnover resulting in increased costs to the employer as a result of the loss on investment made in employees, as well as the additional costs for recruiting and training replacements
- a decline in the organisation’s reputation.
Source: Broderick, Elizabeth (Commissioner) Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review
Families At Work provides project based consulting services to companies exploring child care options for their people. We also provide consulting services to government at all levels, considering children's services social policies, now and into the future.
Each child care project is unique, based on the individual needs of the company we are partnering with. Most companies are interested in exploring;
- identification of need - using surveys, employee focus groups or workforce demographic analysis
- identification of issues employees may be facing with child care
- how child care issues are impacting on the workplace and
- what child care, flexible work strategy or workplace cultural considerations might help employees to manage these difficulties