ERIC Number: ED444732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Family-Focused Workplace Guide.
SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.
The relationship between family and the workplace and the impact of both on school readiness are well documented. As society changes, home, work, and school relationships are being reassessed and retooled. Noting that employers are taking an increasing role in helping families cope with societal changes, this handbook offers information to businesses interested in becoming more involved in helping employees balance work and family life. Part 1 of the guide discusses the evolution of family-friendly policy, providing information on the benefits of progressive family policies, connections to education, and bottom-line benefits. Part 2 describes various types of family-friendly programs, including alternative work arrangements, flexible scheduling, and family-supportive benefits. Part 3 provides information on planning, implementing, and sustaining a worksite parenting program, based on a model developed by the North Carolina Business Committee for Education. Part 4 of the guide provides examples of Gold Star Programs that have successfully implemented family-friendly policies and programs representing varying sizes, types, and regions of the country. Four appendices include an employee survey on a worksite parenting program, checklists for establishing a worksite parenting program, organizational and other types of resources, and information on the Family Medical Leave Act. (KB)
Descriptors: Employed Parents, Family Life, Family School Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Work Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Government Role, Parent Education, School Business Relationship, Work Environment, Working Hours
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family and Medical Leave Act 1993