Enhancing work-life balance integration to successfully attract and retain the best employees in the Fox Cities.
The Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace is an initiative focused on enhancing work/life integration for all employees by encouraging the adoption of more employee friendly workplace practices and policies. It’s a collaborative effort between businesses and community organizations, led by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, for the primary purpose of creating a supportive work environment and attracting and retaining top talent in the region. Partners in this initiative include United Way Fox Cities, Child Care Resource & Referral, First Five Fox Valley, and PBS Wisconsin.
An employee friendly workplace provides a competitive advantage in retaining and attracting talent, increasing employee productivity and reducing absenteeism. Employee friendly workplace policies and practices foster a supportive work environment which improves employee engagement and encourages employee loyalty. Developing a positive employer/employee relationship results in success and growth for all.
Certification levels are determined by the organization's ratings in four categories:
PAID LEAVE & FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES
Employee paid leave and schedule flexibility to meet the needs of work and life demands
including; vacation, illness and family illness, healthcare appointments; family care
& other family commitments.
HEALTH & WELLNESS SUPPORT
Employer sponsored healthcare benefits and wellness programs to support and improve
the well-being of the employee and the employee’s family.
Employer sponsored benefits and programs that support the overall financial wellness of
the employee for the goal of work-life integration.
Employer offered discretionary benefits often perceived as “unique” incentives.
Have questions about the Employee Friendly Workplace initiative?
Eric Broten, Director of Business Retention and Expansion