For Employers

Increasingly, research shows that family-forward employers – employers that offer flexibility, paid time off, and living wages to all of their employees — are seeing big pay-offs in employee retention, employee satisfaction, and productivity. These employers recognize that the economic well-being of their employees and their employees’ families are part of building a thriving economy.  It’s clear that family-forward workplace practices are good for families, good for business, and good for Oregon.

We are committed to inspring more family-friendly workplaces in our state. Through the Great Ideas @ Work initiative, we are inspiring, supporting, connecting, and recognizing our state’s family-friendly and forward-thinking employers.

Check out our employer resources for useful tips and ideas about model policies.

Interested in getting recognized for the great work you are already doing? Learn about the When Work Works Award.