If you’re having trouble getting employees to come back to the workplace or are unable to attract new talent, consider benefits that appeal to working parents.
Why? According to one survey conducted between March 8 and April 20:
- 69% of working women said they planned to remain home as a full-time caregivers for the time being.
- Only 31% said they planned to go back to work within the next year.
- 30% said they lost their job due to the pandemic.
- 70% said they stopped working to accommodate their children.
Another study found that 8% of 3,661 women said they quit their job for a reason related to COVID-19. Many reported that they are the sole or main family caregivers and found the burdens of work and family to be too great. The authors said that policies such as paid leave can help support women to successful balance work and family.