For employees who are new parents this effect is even more pronounced. The first year is particularly demanding from both transition to parenthood and child development perspectives. Working parents try getting used to their new role as a parent without having to compromise their career. During this challenging period, any parenting support is highly valuable.
Employers can do a lot to help their employees have a smooth transition. Offering your employees knowledge and support help them navigate through parenting much smoother, as well as helping them being more relaxed and focused at work. Not to mention the psychological effect of receiving support…
Talks on ante-post natal life and child development
Group workshops on a list of topics: e.g. what to expect, sleep, crying, parental anxiety, baby products, etc.
Regular ongoing support – online or in person
Individual consultations (ad-hoc)- online or in person
Diversity & Inclusion
Family-friendly employee benefit package
Reduced stress and absenteeism
Greater well-being in the workplace
Less negative spill-over from home to work
Increased employee focus, satisfaction and productivity at work
Reduced parental stress
Better child outcomes
Confident and effective parenting
More positive relationships at home