As autumn arrives, the season may bring working parents a handful of challenges. Soccer practices, back-to-school nights and homework assignments fill the afternoons and evenings. The temperature drops, hand washing skills fail and moms and dads are calling in sick on behalf of someone else’s cold.
All this may complicate goings on in the workplace — and it doesn't begin to encompass the needs of workers who have caregiving situations beyond looking after young children. As employers, HR pros and managers consider how to support staff with familial duties, this roundup of HR Dive’s caretaking content will help them understand the challenges workers face and develop strategies to help them out.
In a tough talent market, more babies are coming to work
Working parents of newborns face a difficult decision: put the baby in day care or stay at home. But some companies are offering a third option. Read More »
EY says its female turnover dropped — thanks in part to equal leave for dads
Turnover for women 15 years ago was 15% higher than men's at EY; the difference is now between 0% to 2%, the company said. Read More »
What is the true cost of caregiving on the workforce?
Few employers think caregiving influences employee performance, according to a new study from Harvard Business School. Read More »
Study: Men in same-sex couples lose out most on paid parental leave
The study highlights the unintended consequences of making assumptions about family structures and gender roles. Read More »
Target expands family leave, backup care for hourly workers
Retailers depend heavily on hourly and part-time workers, who may find it difficult to take unpaid time for caregiving responsibilities. Read More »