Family Forward NC is an innovative initiative to improve children’s health and well-being and keep North Carolina’s businesses competitive. It is employer-led change to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices — big and small — that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development.
Family-friendly workplaces have a strong competitive advantage.
The benefits of family-friendly workplaces are numerous and long-lasting.
To prepare our future workforce for success, we have to start in early childhood.
Families Have Changed.
But workplaces haven’t.
Seventy-five percent of US mothers and fifty percent of US fathers say they’ve passed up work opportunities, switched jobs, or quit to care for their children.Footnote # 1
Family Forward in Action
Kaiser Family Foundation Survey: Employers are Strengthening Paid Leave Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic, but Gaps Remain
More employers are offering paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey of 1,700 employers across the country…
The North Carolina Department of Commerce is inviting NC business leaders to participate in an important, ongoing survey of business conditions in the state, and we’d love for family-friendly workplaces to…
When COVID-19 closed schools and businesses, Meghan Ercolanese had to balance work with caring for her 9-year-old and 4-year-old sons. And she wasn’t the only employee adjusting to a new…
- Craighill, Peyton and Danielle Paquette. “The surprising number of parents scaling back at work to care for kids.” The Washington Post. August 6, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-surprising-number-of-moms-and-dads-scaling-back-at-work-to-care-for-their-kids/2015/08/06/c7134c50-3ab7-11e5-b3ac-8a79bc44e5e2_story.html?utm_term=.bd7035932210. Return to footnote #1 referrer