Take the first-of-its-kind business self-assessment to
determine whether you qualify for a Best Place for Working Parents award.

These Top 10 Policies speak to benefits for families and their positive impact on business’ profitability.

For more information and an overview of the self-assessment, click here.

Policy 1

Company-Paid Health Care Coverage

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CORE BENEFITS

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise and 88% of participants ranked better health, dental and vision insurance as the top benefits priority for employees.

Source: (Glassdoor, FRACTL)

Policy 2

Paid Time Off

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CORE BENEFITS

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

Unlimited vacation time eliminates vacation liability for companies an average of $1,898 per employee.

Source: (FRACTL)

Policy 3

Parental Leave

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CORE BENEFITS

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

First-time mothers who use some form of paid leave are 32% less likely to quit their jobs before or after childbirth and are 19% more likely to return to the same employer after leave.

Employers report that paid family leave either maintained or increased employee productivity (89%), profitability/performance (91%), turnover (96%) and employee morale (99%).

Source: (Impaq International and Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Scientific American)

Policy 4

Nursing Benefits

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ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

Employers who support women who choose to breastfeed have more satisfied and loyal employees, which can also result in higher productivity.

Source: (Science Direct)

Policy 5

“Best Place” Designation

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ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

Compared to their competitors, great workplaces win when it comes to revenue growth, employee retention, productivity, innovation, resilience, agility, customer service, and employee engagement.

Source: (Fortune)

Policy 6

Onsite Child Care

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FAMILY RESOURCES

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

When businesses provide childcare for employees, employee absences decrease by 30% and job turnover declines by as much as 60%.

Source: (BridgeCare)

Policy 7

Child Care Assistance

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FAMILY RESOURCES

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

Employers that offer Dependent Care FSAs can save up to $382.50 per employee. (For an employer with 100 employees participating in the full $5,000 FSA, that employer would save $38,200 per year.)

Source: (Child Care & Parent Productivity)

Policy 8

Backup Child Care

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FAMILY RESOURCES

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

An average business with 250 employees can save $75,000 per year in lost work time by subsidizing care for employees’ sick children. To make sure their children were taken care of, 67% of parents said they used a sick day, 56% were late to work and 39% took a vacation day.

Source: (Early Care & Learning Council)

Policy 9

Flexible Hours

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FLEXIBILITY

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

Of the 30% of credentialed women who leave the workforce, 70% say they would have stayed if they had access to flexibility.

Source: (Werk Co.)

Policy 10

Working Remotely

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FLEXIBILITY

core benefits

Competitive Advantage/ROI Research

People who worked from home increased performance by 13% and the company’s attrition rates for the work from home group decreased by 50%.

Source: (Werk Co.)