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Monday, February 25, 2008

More workplaces kid friendly?

Good news for working moms and dads. More than three in five companies have made policy changes to better accommodate working parents, according to a recent Office Team survey.

Indeed, 62 percent of employees polled said their company has made changes in workplace policy to better accommodate working parents in the past five years. It's not just the big guys who are making changes. "For smaller firms that may not have as much flexibility in adjusting salaries as larger organizations, offering these types of benefits can level the playing field,” says Diane Domeyer, executive director of OfficeTeam. “

I'm hoping employers continue in this direction. But I think that these policies will be just that -- policies -- as the economy sours and businesses need to do more with less. Do you think businesses will continue to do more to accommodate working parents, or will we go in the opposite direction as business owners feel the heat on their bottom lines?

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