Study: Parents at the Best Places to Work ™ | Great Place to Work™ and Maven

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The challenges experienced by working parents during the pandemic have been covered extensively over the past several months. And as the conversation continues to shift from articulating the challenges to finding practical solutions to help working parents, many firms can benefit from understanding the practices of organizations whose support for working parents (and caregivers) has stood out during this unprecedented time. This 34-page report is based on a joint study between Great Place to Work® and Maven, the world’s largest virtual clinic for women’s and family health. It represents the largest-ever study of working parents, with more than 440,000 parents surveyed at 1,244 U.S. companies. A few of the practices these companies have employed to support working parents and reduce their “burnout” include: 1) Providing academic support: Supporting kids’ education through tutors, referrals, college coaches, homework assistance, learning pods, and other academic support. 2) Easing financial worries through “no layoff” commitments and early raises and bonuses. Pages 18 and 19 show other examples. Here is an additional link to the Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Parents™ 2020 list, which recognizes the 100 companies whose support for parents has stood out. Topping the list are 1) Cisco, 2) Hilton, and 3) Comcast NBCUniversal.

 

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