STEM industries thrive on groundbreaking discoveries, but the passionate employees driving these advances — and the companies employing them — face a significant hurdle when it comes to essential family care. More than a third of the workforce includes working parents with young children, and up to 20% are caregivers to adults. And data shows that after becoming parents, a quarter of STEM employees, regardless of gender, either reduce their working hours or leave the field entirely.
Caregiving challenges affect employers through productivity loss, recruitment challenges, and retention issues. A new eBook supports how employers can address this care conundrum:
- What is at stake when companies focus on hiring instead of retention
- How flexible on-site child care helps attract and keep top STEM talent
- The ways supportive and inclusive environments benefit teams and the industry, based on real company results
Download the eBook: The Human Side of STEM: The Single Biggest Talent Issue Facing Today's Companies