ELGL recently hosted a free webinar with leaders from the City of Dayton, Ohio on their new progressive parental leave policy.
Our guest presenters were:
- Nan Whaley, Mayor City of Dayton
- Kenneth Couch, Director, Human Resources, City of Dayton
- Keary McCarthy, President, Innovation Ohio
- Ariel Walker, Senior Policy Aide to Mayor Whaley
Part of measuring the success of the policy will be conducted during exit interviews.
Mayor Whaley believes, “Success =
#paidleave is a step in workforce feeling invested in; number of women “off-ramping” decreases.”
Accrual of benefits puts younger families in a bind at the front end, which is why
#paidleave is important for new parents.
#paidleave polls well across all political demographics.
#paidleave logistics: employees complete leave card prior to birth/arrival of child. Must use accrued time, provide notice.
Paid parental leave ‘was a no brainer’ for cityofdayton. Simple way of retaining quality workforce.
Quote from nanwhaley, “I began to have a recognition that we weren’t being very good to families.”
#PaidParentalLeave is beneficial for not only women and families, but makes good business sense.
#paidleave improves employee retention, job satisfaction, productivity.