Child Care Issues For Employers

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Child Care Issues For Employers

  1. 1. Child Care Issues for Employers By: Laura M. Weiss BA470.1—The Internship Experience Summer I 2007 (Arcadia University) Mr. Robert H. Kieserman August 6, 2007
  2. 2. Child Care Issues <ul><li>Single parent families are common </li></ul><ul><li>Both spouses must bring in an income </li></ul><ul><li>The single parents cannot afford to lose precious work time </li></ul><ul><li>If both parents work, it is necessary to place their children in child care </li></ul><ul><li>Does the employer provide child care? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Statistics <ul><li>78 percent of families in 2002 were comprised of two-income earners </li></ul><ul><li>Of today’s employees, 45 percent feel pulled and stretched thin between their responsibilities at home </li></ul><ul><li>And the most disturbing statistic: 54 percent of wage and salaried employees with children say they cannot take time off to care for sick children without losing pay, having to use vacation days or, when all else fails, pretending they are sick themselves </li></ul>
  4. 4. Goals of Providing Child Care <ul><li>Less stress for employees </li></ul><ul><li>Employee does not have to lose work days due to child care issues </li></ul><ul><li>Employee may be available to work extra hours when necessary </li></ul>
  5. 5. Child Care Solutions <ul><li>Provide on-site day care centers for employees’ children </li></ul><ul><li>The employer provides reimbursements for child care fees </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible work schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Effects on the workplace are less stress, less loss of work time, and employees can be more focused on their jobs </li></ul>
  6. 6. The End Hope you’ve enjoyed the presentation and thank you for listening!

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