Employees have children, too (Editorial)

When an organization launches a family-friendly initiative that helps the bottom line, it’s worth taking note
By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/02/2004

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mployers don’t always do a good job recognizing that staff have families. So when an organization launches a family-friendly initiative that can also help the bottom line it’s worth taking note.

It looks like CIBC is on to something with its backup child-care centre (see related articles link below). About 800 employees out of 12,000 in the Toronto area have registered. More than 2,500 absence days have been saved in the first year — and there you have the metrics senior executives need for innovative HR initiatives to gain support.