The proof just keeps coming.
Over at the Wall Street Journal last Friday, there was another article about the profound shift that men are undertaking as parents, and the struggles that go along with those changes. The studies and media attention are reflecting a new reality for working dads: Ward Cleaver is dead and the hands-on, emotionally and physically present dad is becoming the new norm.
So again I pose the question—what are employers doing to accommodate the needs of the new working dad and the Millennial dad set to replace your retiring baby boomer? How aware are you of what the needs of those working dads are? How in tune are you to the fact that your current gender neutral policies still inadvertently exclude working dads and favour working moms? And how willing are you to create a work environment that will help you recruit and retain those top working dads?