Thanks to all those that participated in our “Five Strategies to Engage & Retain Working Parents” webinar, hosted by our own Teresa Hopke and featuring Angela Wilks and Vladimar Yelizarov from O’Melveny & Myers, LLP. From the webinar:
“Today’s working parents are stressed, tired, and overwhelmed. They feel torn between career success and parenting success and often think they have to choose one over the other. Some of them opt out and leave. Some of them ‘quit and stay.’ Most of them aren’t as productive and effective as you need them to be. In fact, men now experience more work-family conflict than women. How are you supporting your working dads?”
Vladimir (“Vlad”) recounted his challenges and achievements as a result of being a working dad, while Angela discussed her firm’s* experiences and successes implementing programs for all working parents such as their Transition Coaching Program.
Among other key takeaways from the webinar for all HR professionals to consider when implementing programs for working parents in your workforce:
- Give them flexibility.
- Help them “Manage it All.”
- Connect them with their peers.
- Train leaders to be supportive.
- Build a resilient workforce.
To take a closer look at each of these five key strategies, please refer to the following SlideShare presentation and corresponding video from the “Working Parents” webinar.
YouTube video of our “Working Parents” July 2015 webinar
SlideShare presentation of our “Working Parents” July 2015 webinar
We appreciated all of you joining us live via teleconference as well as on Twitter. If you missed our webinar, or simply would like a copy for reference and sharing, be sure to bookmark this page for future reference. Also, be sure to inquire about our services, such as New Parent Career Coaching, along with how we can help you develop programming to help the working fathers and mothers in your company or organization.
* O’Melveny & Myers is a client of Life Meets Work.