Employers can make an important contribution to the well-being of children and families by creating workplaces where employees are supported in meeting both their work commitments and family responsibilities.
Check out these regional, state and national resources on family-friendly workplaces.
Listings are alphabetical.
Family-Friendly Workplace Policies for Businesses in the Monadnock Region: This downloadable PDF document was created by Impact Monadnock’s Business Ambassadors to help the region’s businesses learn why and how they can make their workplace more family-friendly.
Families and Work Institute: Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a nonprofit research-to-action institute dedicated to providing research for living in today’s changing workplace, changing family and changing community. Review their Workforce & Workplace Research and explore the rest of their site for more guides and resources on adapting workplaces to meet the needs of employees and their families.
Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce: Read about this Chamber’s guest presentation on family-friendly workplaces and explore related links.
MomsRising.org: MomsRising.org is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the United States. Visit their site to learn about family-friendly workplace policies and other related topics.
- This October 2015 article explores the value of family-friendly workplaces.
- Read an interview with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO of MomsRising.org, in which she advocates that family-friendly workplace policies are a ‘net win for businesses.’
New Hampshire Women’s Foundation (NHWF): The NHWF recognizes that building family-friendly workplaces is critical to achieving their vision of a state with social, economic and political gender equality. Learn about what businesses can do to work toward NHWF’s vision from their research and publications on: Family and Work, Flexible Work Environments, and Paid Medical and Family Leave.
Parenting in the Workplace Institute (PIWI): Researches and provides resources for the implementation of formal programs in which parents can bring their children to work and care for them while doing their jobs.
- PIWI recognizes W.S. Badger Company, based in Gilsum, NH, for their family-friendly workplace policies.
- PIWI’s sister organization, Babies in Business Solutions (BIBS), provides consulting services for the step-by-step implementation of sustainable babies-at-work programs that maximize benefits for businesses while accommodating the needs of all employees in an organization.
University of Kansas’ Community Tool Box: Offers a “Who, What, When, Why and How” approach to implementing family-friendly policies in business and government.
ZERO TO THREE: Works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. This resource makes the case for the importance of paid family leave in the early years of a child, as well as provides policy suggestions for paid family leave.
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