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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.”
Forward thinking approach: cityofdayton recognizes the 20% training costs for every employee, so
#paidleave makes $$ sense.
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.
In first quarter of program, eight cityofdayton employees used
#paidleave policy 1,900 total employees 0.4% of employees.
cityofdayton says important to make
#Paidleave gender neutral. By strengthening entire families we strengthen the #13Percent initiative.
#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.
Bam! nanwhaley introduced
#paidleave policy on August 26 to celebrate National Women’s Day.
Quote from nanwhaley, “I began to have a recognition that we weren’t being very good to families.”
#paidleave in DaytonOhiocom and now CincinattiOhio is following suit.
#PaidParentalLeave is beneficial for not only women and families, but makes good business sense.
#paidleave improves employee retention, job satisfaction, productivity.