Join us in Greensboro for an Action Greensboro Lunch and Learn on Family Friendly Workplaces

5.15.19

Join us June 25 in Greensboro, where we’ll present about Family Forward NC and the Guide to Family Forward Workplaces at Action Greensboro’s Talent Together Lunch & Learn series. The presentation will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Union Square Campus in Room 166. To register, click here.

Action Greensboro―a philanthropic collaborative designed to develop and attract the talent Greensboro needs to stay competitive in the global economy―recently released recommendations for employers and the community based on feedback about living and working in Greensboro from more than 2,400 area workers. Recommendations for employers included:

  • integrating family-friendly workplace policies;
  • creating an organizational culture of health;
  • and considering small policy adjustments, such as flexible office hours, that will reap large rewards.

These recommendations, along with several others, were released with results of the 2018-2019 Generation Greensboro survey, which was distributed to area employers by Action Greensboro and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Respondents gave feedback on topics such as top considerations when changing or seeking a new job, professional advancement opportunities and perception of Greensboro as a place to live and work.

Work and life balance is a top factor for Greensboro workers when considering a job change, according to the survey. In the Family Forward NC Guide to Family Forward Workplaces, we outline 16 family-friendly workplace benefits that help workers integrate their work and family needs while also providing positive business outcomes for employers and positive health and well-being outcomes for children.

Along with the survey results, Action Greensboro also released its Talent Toolkit, a community resource for employers looking to better engage and support their workforce in Greensboro. The toolkit includes a section on the Guide to Family Forward Workplaces and encourages Greensboro’s businesses to implement family-friendly workplace policies such as paid parental leave, flexible work and scheduling, and consortium or on-site childcare.