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Working parents are burnt out from working at home and taking care of their kids. A LinkedIn VP shares 4 ways companies should support their changing needs and what's working at LinkedIn.

Working parents are burnt out from working at home and taking care of their kids. A LinkedIn VP shares 4 ways companies should support their changing needs and what's working at LinkedIn.

Anjulika Saini.
Anjulika Saini




The pandemic is hitting working parents particularly hard, as balancing work and parenthood at home is a recipe for burnout and anxiety.




Anjulika Saini, the global co-chair of LinkedIn's Employee Resource Group, Parents at LinkedIn and a mother, believes companies need to step up and support their parent employees during this time.




According to a new survey from LinkedIn, 34% of parents caring for children at home are primarily concerned that working from home will impact their productivity.




Whether it's creating Slack channels for parents to connect or creating regular check-ins through surveys, feedback, and open forums, leadership needs to be flexible and transparent.




Recognize that every working parent has a number of unique challenges, so provide a range of resources that show your continuous support.




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It's no secret that a career and parenthood are both full-time jobs.With only question marks around when returning to physical office spaces for some industries will occur, it's increasingly important that companies recognize working parents are stretched to their limits.According to a new survey from LinkedIn, the biggest concern for one-third (34%) of parents caring for children at home is that working from home will prevent them from doing their jobs efficiently as they're trying to balance childcare, chores, or other distractions.In other words, eight hours of undivided attention on work priorities is simply no longer a possibility and hasn't been for several months now.
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