What is an OK Certified Family Positive Workplace?
“Organizations that respond to the realities of employees’ day-to-day lives will be ahead of the curve. The ‘as-if’ organization – the company that continues to operate as if its employees had no outside lives – will be history.”
Families and Work Institute
A family positive workplace or employer is one whose policies make it possible for employees to more easily balance family and work, and to fulfill both their family and work obligations, Thus, an employer might offer flexible work schedules and locations, child care, support for elder care, family leave options, and other family-positive benefits to employees. Family-positive policies benefit employers, families, and society. Research shows that employers gain in employee recruitment, retention, loyalty, and productivity, all of which contribute to the bottom line. Families gain in the ability to balance work and family obligations, reduced stress, and better quality of family life and life in general. The society gains because family-positive policies lead to more stable families with time to contribute to their communities, and better outcomes for children.
Potts Family Foundation with their interest in advancing Family Positive Policies is working with OKHR/SHRM and the Oklahoma Child Care Resources & Referral Association to offer a special program/presentation along with ideas on how to enrich support for employees with young children.
To learn more about Family Positive Policies, please click on our “Resources” sub-tab under the “Family Positive Policies” tab.
Our purpose is to provide HR Professionals and other business leaders with:
- The “Why” family positive policies (reasons for family positive policies you can present to your executive team)
- Education and resources for HR to provide to employees with young children
- Quality childcare resources and Employer child expense assistance information
- Flex hours, job share, and part-time scheduling ideas
- Resources for management training on understanding challenges of employees with young children