Family-Friendly Workplace Research: Young Mom and her baby

Family-Friendly Workplace Research in North Carolina

We’re honored to have conducted statewide family-friendly workplace research for North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) and the Family Forward NC Advisory Council. We interviewed 300 employers from a diverse mix of industries and business sizes across North Carolina. We also conducted an online survey of 300 employees from across the state. Our interview and survey questions looked at current business practices and employer outlooks. 

Key findings: 

  • 71 percent of North Carolina employers think that family-friendly policies have a positive impact on their organization.
  • Almost half of North Carolina employers plan on offering more family-friendly benefits this year.
  • Over 90 percent of employees agree that family-friendly practices give companies a competitive advantage.
  • Younger employees with children are attracted to flexible schedules, paid maternity and paternity leave, breastfeeding accommodations and help affording child care.

Learn more on the NCECF website and in this Public News Service article.

Finally, we’ve been working with North Carolina’s public systems for years. Read this case study on communicating the value of North Carolina’s public education systems.