2016-12-15 00:00:00Business PlanningEnglishFind out how to make your workplace family friendly. Offer telecommuting and flexible schedules to accommodate your employees who have...https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/ca_qrc/uploads/2017/03/worker-sews-at-table-with-daughter.jpgHow to Make Your Workplace Family Friendly

How to Make Your Workplace Family Friendly

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Family-friendly workplaces make for happy and productive employees. Consider implementing the following policies to retain your best talent:

  • Provide an on-site day care. Job-site child care is a growing concept in Canada, and research shows that it attracts and retains top-quality talent.
  • Offer flexible schedules. Consider allowing your employees to set their schedules around family obligations. You might permit your employees to choose between telecommuting and working compressed schedules to make more time for their families.
  • Permit shift swapping. Family needs can be unpredictable. Make it easy for parents and those who care for disabled and elderly family members to switch shifts with their co-workers to accommodate family emergencies as needed.
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