More than just remote work: How companies can keep women in the workforce

Corporate America is in need of a reboot.

Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

 

 

That’s what advocates are calling for as working parents — especially women — are looking for more flexibility and other changes to help them juggle work and family life.

More than 84% of companies are offering some flexibility during the pandemic, according to a new survey from global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. It polled 201 human resources executives from companies of various sizes and industries nationwide March 2 to 12.

 

Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

When asked if the flexibility would extend past the pandemic, 95% reported some or all elements would continue. About 84% said they are retaining remote work options for their teams.

Related: Future of Work Post-2020 Survey: Flexibility and remote work