Family-Friendly Workplace

Author(s):

  • Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2002

Topic:

  • Business Case
  • Employee Benefits
  • Family-Friendly
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Flexibility
  • Leave

Discipline:

  • Social Work

Abstract:

The United States has relied on employer-sponsored work-life initiatives as the key strategy for providing the supports needed by working families. Employers who have established work-family or work-life initiatives usually anticipate that they will have a positive impact on the “bottom line”. These employers view work-life initiatives as strategies that can help them recruit and retain talented employees, remain competitive with the benefits offered by other employers, and enhance employee performance and productivity (see, for example, Catalyst, 2000, Catalyst, 1998, Catalyst, 1997).

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