All employees have responsibilities outside of the workplace.
Appropriate work/life balance is key to healthy workplaces and happy employees. Workplaces should be prepared to accommodate pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as all stages of family caregiving.
Supported employees are happy employees.
Employees who feel supported as parents and family caregivers are happier, healthier, more productive, and less likely to leave their job.
Employers can help develop appropriate work/life balance.
Most households have two working parents, who may also care for elder family members. Healthy workplaces help employees balance work and family responsibilities.
Many resources are available to help employers support employees in their roles as parents and family caregivers.