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Where to Start

So, where do you begin?  Here are THREE start-now questions and suggestions.

Step 1: Where Are We Now?

Start with a review of what IS. What laws that support working parents apply to your business? What policies or practices does the organization already have that put support working parents?  How clear is it to employees what these laws, policies, and practices are?  How many employees at your company are working parents, and how many total children are they raising?

Take our FREE 

        2024 Family-Friendly Workplaces Assessment  HERE!


Step 2: Where Is Our Potential? 

Get curious about what MIGHT be.  Ask working parent employees how they already feel supported on the job; then ask them what they would like to have or need in order to feel more supported.  Seek out and learn from other businesses that are known to have family-friendly practices in place. Get ideas by exploring the toolkit below!

SLO Family-Friendly Workplaces Toolkit

Step 3: When Should We Act?

NOW! Don't wait! Even small, affordable changes can shift the climate, and, in turn, open other opportunities. Be visible, intentional, and inclusive in your journey to build on a family-friendly culture at your workplace.

Still not sure how to get started? Have questions? Need help? 

Contact the SLO County Family-Friendly Workplaces Program HERE!


To explore the WHY'S of a Family-Friendly Workplace, see our page Better for Business.

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