ERIC Number: ED262863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Employee Benefits: New Directions. Corporate Support for Employees with Dependents.
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.
Written for employers, this pamphlet provides a concise picture of many aspects of employer supported child care. The influx of working parents into the workplace--especially mothers with young children--has increased stress and pressure for both employees and employers. This, in turn, has increased the mutual dependence between businesses and the family. Consequently, new employer strategies are emerging to strengthen both the family and the workplace. The family of the 1980s is profoundly affected by the workplace environment, and businesses are affected by the concerns and responsibilities of employees. Employers bear the burden of the shortage of child care and the problems associated with obtaining quality care for children of employees. Financial problems and family demands, such as inadequate child care, invariably lead to absenteeism, turnover, and lower productivity. The company ultimately pays for the time lost trying to resolve these problems. Although employers often equate child care benefits with onsite day care centers, other options are available to businesses. These options can be divided into basically four categories: flexible personnel policies, information programs, financial assistance, and direct services. In addition to a brief description of each option, a partial listing of existing programs, benefits to employers, and points to consider in terms of pros and cons before beginning a program are provided. (DST)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Human Services, Little Rock. Div. of Social Services.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.