COVID-19 & Child Care in 2021: What’s Now & What’s Next for Employees

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Date & Time: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:00 pm ET


Nigel Birtwistle, Head of Client Services, Bright Horizons

Danielle Benedict, CHRO, UNFI

Robyn Smith, EVP, Human Resources, Jackson Healthcare

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As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the toll on working parents worsens. Many employees are piecing together child care plans, helping with virtual learning and struggling to keep up with family and work responsibilities. Careers — and organizational performance — hangs in the balance. Statistics reveal:

  • 63% of working parents need to change their child care arrangements this year (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
  • 46% of working parents say supervising children at home negatively impacts their productivity (Perceptyx)
  • Two-thirds of working parents are reporting significantly higher stress (American Psychological Association)

Child care support was one of the fastest growing benefits in 2020, according to WorldatWork, and that trend will continue in 2021. But every company’s situation is different, and the options available to employers are changing at a rapid pace.

Join this event to gain the latest insights on the challenges facing working parents, the benefits employers should consider, and how to choose a strategy that best fits your culture, workforce, and budget.

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