Greensboro employers who want to strengthen the well-being of the area’s local workforce should integrate family-friendly workplace policies, create an organizational culture of health and consider small policy adjustments, such as flexible office hours, that will reap large rewards.
These recommendations are from Action Greensboro, a philanthropic collaborative designed to develop and attract the talent Greensboro needs to stay competitive in the global economy.
Action Greensboro released these recommendations, along with several others, earlier this week with the results of its 2018-2019 Generation Greensboro survey. The survey, distributed to area employers by Action Greensboro and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, encompasses feedback from more than 2,400 Greensboro workers. 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.
On June 25, Family Forward NC will present the guide and our work at Action Greensboro’s Talent Together Lunch & Learn series, which is based on topics generated as a result of feedback from the survey. The presentation will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Union Square Campus in Room 166. To register, click here.