HR Dive: ‘An HR crisis in the making’: 5 ways to cope with school closures

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Employees shouldn’t have to choose between work and children, writes Centric Consulting’s president, and it’s up to employers to make sure parents succeed on both fronts.

The school situation this fall is anything but normal. Parents are anxious, many facing months of full-time or partial at-home learning. How will they juggle remote work with their children’s need for help with their virtual schooling? Will they have to choose between their jobs and their kids?

The answer needs to be “no,” and it’s on employers’ shoulders to make sure parents can continue to succeed at work and at home during these chaotic times. By providing support to employees, companies also win in the long-term with better retention of top talent and a more positive, productive culture.

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