Family-friendly workplace in healthcare that prioritizes flexibility

Many workers in the health care industry find themselves mixing professional responsibilities with family obligations. In addition to meeting career needs, their priorities may include picking up children from daycare on time, attending special events at the child’s school, carpooling for basketball practice, taking care of their father. old mother and more.

Family-friendly employers seek to support employee needs outside of the office through generous amenities and benefits.

“We like to acknowledge that you can work and work,” said Alicia Raymond, head of people and culture at b.well Connected Health, a digital health platform based in Baltimore. Still a complete human being.

The organization offers unlimited paid time off. Employees do not accrue vacation days, nor do they report vacation days to payroll.

“PTOs are primarily followed by employees and their managers,” says Raymond.

Company leaders push managers to create an environment in which employees feel comfortable taking time off when they need it and taking vacations for colleagues. But during the pandemic, those in charge began to suspect employees were not using enough time to fully charge and reset. They have updated their policy to encourage workers to take one week off every quarter.

“We communicate that to new hires and employees because we are trying to encourage behavior change,” says Raymond.

b. nor has it seen its approximately 125 employees, all of whom work remotely, abuse PTO policy. Raymond attributes that behavior to “the integrity, ethics and professionalism we are looking for when hiring”.

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