How to Support Working Parents as the School Year Begins
The key is flexibility
With many schools across the country starting the school year with hybrid or virtual-only classes, working parents are still scrambling to deal with childcare. Recognizing the challenges parents face, many associations are looking for ways to best support these employees. Lisa Frydenlund, a knowledge advisor for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), had some tips for employers wanting to help staff facing childcare struggles.
Because work situations vary greatly, Frydenlund said the key is going to be flexibility.
“Many are just trying to accommodate folks with the many challenges,” Frydenlund said. “Ultimately, it starts off with that conversation of, ‘What can we do? What is possible in our work environment?’”
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