Companies for Families
Is taking care of family life economically beneficial for employers? According to many companies it is worth the extra dollars to make sure that their employees are able to take care of family matters. This article mentions many companies that provide flex-time, day care, and even elder-care programs to help out their employees. Companies are providing these services because they realize that mothers are the sandwich generation that has to take care of both children and the elderly. Ted Childs of IBM says, "This is not a feel-good program for us; this is about getting the best talent, the most sought after talent, and keeping them happy at our company”. Many companies value this so much that they will penalize managers if they do not respect the policies. Candice Lange of Eli Lilly says, "Our philosophy is to work with our employees throughout their life-cycle with us so they have control over their personal lives and feel more fulfilled”.