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School is about to start for kids across the province. Parents have been faced with the difficult decision about whether to send their kids back to school or have them sign up for online learning. According to recent reports, it looks like about 1 in 5 kids will start the year virtually. Being able to balance working from home and virtual learning for their kids will be challenging for parents. We also don’t know if a second wave is on the way and how it will impact schools and childcare.
This situation has parents looking to their employers for some flexibility and support. Even though, as an employer, you have a right to deny an employee’s request for time off work to look after kids, there is a better way. Now is the time to show what your employer brand is all about. It’s time to show your team you care and do what you can to accommodate your employees during these unpredictable times.
Here are some ways you can help accommodate parents who are not sending kids back to school this fall:
Overall, it’s about finding a balance that works for you and your employees. Together you can come up with a solution that ensures parents can care for their kids and continue to work. You just may need to get creative.
IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.
Riel is a Director of Client Services with IQ PARTNERS where he recruits across the full scope of multiple lines of business, with a particular focus in Financial Services & Insurance, IT, Human Resources, and Real Estate Services.