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The Parent’s Guide to Family Friendly Work by Lori K. Long Ph.D.

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Chapter 10 Family-Friendly Benefits

The presence of certain benefits within a company helps support a family-friendly environment. Benefits that help support your mission to work and raise a family can help reduce stress, making you a better employee as well as a better parent. An employer who recognizes the value created by offering such benefits will more likely provide the workplace flexibility you need as well.

Most companies offer some basic employee benefits, such as health insurance, in order to compete with other companies for employees. A fairly standard benefits package includes some paid time-off, basic healthcare insurance, and some kind of retirement savings benefit. However, many companies offer a more extensive benefit package ...

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