MAR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Learn How To Be Family Friendly
from Coventry and Warwickshire will gather in the city next week
to find out how to become more family friendly in dealing with
has been put together by Coventry City Council and Warwickshire
County Council to explain how to make it easier for parents to
carry on working.
employers will be at The Chamber of Commerce, Training and
Enterprise on Tuesday for the launch of the resources, which
includes a poster and a leaflet.
that have been set up in Coventry and Warwickshire to provide free
information to employers, parents and childcare providers.
Dave Batten, cabinet member (Development and Renewal), said:
Children's Information Teams in Coventry has an up-to-date
reference library and a huge database of information and advice on
local childcare provision, childcare options and what's new on the
a family and a career can be difficult and stressful and at
times near impossible. But that's where employers come in.
have a key role to play in making it easier for parents and
carers to work and the investment they make in their employees
is the most important investment they can make.
there are benefits for the companies too - productivity and
moral will increase, levels of sick leave will fall and they
will widen the recruitment pool and help retain staff.
important launch will point local employers in the right
direction, so they know exactly where to go to get good quality
information and support so they can make the right choices for
them as businesses and for their existing and potential
the fact that over 80 companies are attending shows just how
much of an important issue this is."