Women are asking more from employers, and they are leaving companies in unprecedented numbers for jobs that meet their needs. Fostering an inclusive culture in the workplace and providing personalized benefits and perks have never been more important.
Watch the video below to learn how employers can support women’s health and well-being, and why building a culture of health in the workforce is more important than ever.
1. Offer paid leave for illness, new babies, and other scenarios
The majority of working women want paid parental leave, yet the percentage of companies offering it dropped to 35% in 2022 from 53% in 2020, according to research from SHRM.
2. Support behavioral health needs and proactively communicate which benefits are available
According to KFF, 50% of women report they needed mental health services in the past two years, but about half of them did not access those services.
3. Offer fertility benefits
88% of women whose employers paid fully for their IVF treatments returned to the same employer after maternity leave, compared to about 50% of those without fertility benefits, according to CNBC.
4. Support women in their careers through promotions, learning opportunities, and more
Women who are supported in their career development have greater job satisfaction, which correlates with better overall health, higher occupational confidence and productivity, and lower absenteeism and turnover, according to a recent analysis by The Cigna Group.
Working women needed support before the pandemic, and the events of the last three years have increased those needs, in some cases greatly. Providing the resources their employees need is a win-win for workers and employers alike.
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