Life Lab was again recognized as an Honorable Mention for the United Way of Santa Cruz County’s Family Friendly Employer Awards. This award recognizes employers who support employees in their roles as parents. This should be high up on the list of priorities of all employers, as it shows that you value your staff as people as well as just money-making machines. You can discover whether or not your employees currently feel that they are being treated fairly with the help of a survey. Take a look at these questions to ask employees about their job satisfaction and start building one today.
A Family Friendly Employer:
1. Benefits, policies and programs that promote employees quality of life and work/life balance. Employee Benefits can include medical, dental, and vision plans and are designed to keep employees covered so that businesses can focus on what they do best. So something as simple as having group critical illness insurance can be a huge benefit for employees in some cases (for more information click here for what is group critical illness insurance?). Managing employee benefits can seem overwhelming, but it can be facilitated through the use of HR systems and software. For more information about employee benefits, go to zenefits.com
2. Workplace cultures and climates that reflect family or employee centered beliefs. Shared beliefs are crucial to employees as without these shared values, employees can lose motivation.
3. Workplace relationships with supervisors and co-workers that are respectful of employee’s work-family responsibilities. This can include mentoring schemes whereby senior members of staff train and coach other employees for the betterment of the company as a whole
4. Work processes, systems and practices that keep beneficial outcomes for both the organization and employees in the forefront, such as virtual or remote working. (It could be easy and convenient to become a registered office address user at one address and allow employees to remote in from home)
See the Santa Cruz Sentinel Article