How Do Single Parents Fare in Your Workplace?
Here are a few things that a supervisor should consider when working with single parents:
- How much harder is it for a single parent to get promoted?
- What kind of support is needed for a single parent in the workplace? For example, work breaks might be the only relief some single parents get in their day.
- Are there opportunities for more flexibility in scheduling or backup in case a worker has trouble with a sick child, childcare or school closings? Single parents want to succeed but their responsibilities often hold them back.
If you notice a single parent, or any employee, who seems to be struggling and whose performance is affected, an EAP can help. If you have an EAP, a reminder that this resource is available may be the nudge they need to seek assistance. If you don’t have an EAP, get more information by calling 608-392-9530 or 800-493-3960.