No, don’t bring your own beverage. Bring Your Own Baby! That’s a topic Jen at Arnolds Furniture blog brought up recently. She talks about the pros and cons facing employers in their decision about whether it’s OK for employees to bring little ones to the office. Apparently, some employers are finding that moms (and dads) are more willing to curtail their parental leave if they can tote their tiny tot to work. If they can continue to bring their baby to the office, this eliminates a couple of the biggest reasons moms don’t come back to work after having a child:
- The inability to find affordable, quality childcare
- The thought of spending so much time away from their little one
Employers who make the workplace child friendly can enjoy high levels of employee loyalty and retention. However, babies do make noise and are too cute to ignore. Having those cubicle extenders handy to cut down on distractions is a must if you have a “bring your own baby” policy!