Tuesday, February 16, 2021

How HR Can Support Working Parents

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, working parents have been forced to contend with their children’s changing school routines. Unfortunately, these routines vary by school, with little universal guidance. On top of that, many schools continue to go back and forth between virtual and in-person learning. The uncertainty surrounding school routines and their impact on working parents will undoubtedly continue to have ripple effects in the workplace.

Accommodation Considerations for Employers

Although the specifics will vary, consider the following methods for accommodating working parents:
  • Expanded remote work opportunities
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Generous time off policies
  • Robust EAP offerings
  • Transparent and frequent communication
Download the HR Edge Q1 2021 Newsletter for detailed guidance related to working parents and additional features on the Impact of Employer Branding and Understanding Generation Z.

For more human resources trends, industry insights and proactive strategies to maintain a competitive edge in today’s workplace, contact HANYS Benefit Services by email or by calling (800) 388-1963.

This is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. © 2021 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

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