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Working Parents Say They Lack Supportive Benefits

Working Parents Say They Lack Supportive Benefits
From Recruiter - January 18, 2017

According to a recent survey conducted by consumer healthcare organizationCognoa, 44 percent of working parents believe their current or past employers lack supportive, parent-friendly benefits. These working parents want their employersto offer additional resources. The number of families with two parents working full-time jobs increases each year, and if employers dont catch up, top talent will pass them over for organizations that offer more support to working parents.

In todays world, there are many families where both parents hold full-time careers, says Brent Vaughan, CEO of Cognoa. Innovations and areas of importance in the workforce are changing, and many employers havent grown with [them]. Now, parents expect modern care and benefits from their workplaces, and the employers not offering progressive options focused on balancing work and family life are missing out on a major talent pool.

Extended family support is of growing importance to high-performing employees.Examples of new, progressive benefits that might help working parents achievebetter work/life balance include:

-CliniCloud, a kit that contains a non-contact thermometer, a digital stethoscope, and a smartphone application that enables users to forwardvital signsto a doctor for an immediate consultation.

- Programs like DoubleNetPayhelp families make smarter financial decisionsand improve their overall financial wellness.

-KurboHealth offers a mobile app that empowers kids and teens to set goals, lose weight, and develop healthy eating and exercise habits.



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