Supporting the needs of employees with dependents can provide greater work/life integration, alleviate stress and help your employees focus on their work. The benefits can also help your organization with attracting and keeping employees, and they can range from something as simple as providing helpful materials or resources to in-house facilities.

It’s helpful to remember that dependents can range from newborns to the elderly, located nearby or faraway. Even providing informational resources can save employees a great deal of time when they find themselves suddenly needing to research facilities for childcare, eldercare or other forms of care.

Also, employee peer groups can help support and educate employees and help them deal with the stress and learning that comes with dependent care (these groups can also foster inter-departmental relationships).

  • Facilities & Dependent Care

    There are a number of ways that providing space for employees with dependents can support them in their personal and professional lives.

  • Accommodating Schedules & Transportation

    There are several ways to allow employees more time for family, exercising, and personal interests. Employees with dependents and other employees are often juggling multiple challenges in terms of scheduling and transportation, and some simple practices can help them.

  • Child Care Support

    Employees who are balancing child care and work face challenges that can result in absenteeism, tardiness and distractions at work. Access and affordability are child care challenges…

  • Paid/Unpaid Leave

    When an employee needs time for work/life balance, for caring for health and other needs, or for life-changing situations such as birth, adoption, death, leave time can help the employee return to work with renewed energy and also a deeper loyalty to the organization.

  • Expand Your Workforce with Inclusivity

    Embracing diversity and creating inclusive workplaces can lead to more innovative and competitive organizations and support recruitment and retention.


Also see the Paid/Unpaid Leave section.