What dad really wants for Father’s Day is work-life balance

If you’re a working dad who’s back at the office—or if you’re at home juggling a busy work schedule and obligatory housework—you understand the importance of reliable, affordable, and quality childcare. Childcare matters: 81 percent of men with children aged five and under said in a recent survey that childcare benefits would be a “very important” or “somewhat important” factor when deciding whether to stay with a company or switch to another. Flexibility matters, too: Working parents were more likely to have left their jobs over the past several months than their nonparent counterparts, citing both caring for family and work-life balance as top five reasons. This Father’s Day, explore these insights to unpack the issues parents face today and what organizations can do to step up.

The childcare conundrum: How can companies ease working parents’ return to the office?

Married to the job no more: Craving flexibility, parents are quitting to get it

A fresh look at paternity leave: Why the benefits extend beyond the personal

Supporting employees in the work-life balancing act

Hybrid work: Making it fit with your diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy

COVID-19 and burnout are straining the mental health of employed parents

How dual-career couples find fulfillment at work