By Tess McShane, Director of Housing & Childcare
In collaboration with Healthlinks, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to introduce the Family Friendly Workplace Certification Program! This innovative initiative aims to address workforce challenges by assisting Arvada regional businesses in attracting top talent.
This program involves three phases of certification. First, businesses complete an organizational survey on their family-friendly policies and practices and receives a customized evaluation. Then, businesses receive 1:1 consultation and resources, including employer toolkits, and trainings, to support and strengthen their family-friendly policies and practices. Finally, program businesses join a cohort of varying sizes and sectors to connect quarterly to learn about best practices and share updates.
Five local businesses have signed on for a pilot program to help spearhead this transformative initiative.
One of the region’s largest independent rental centers and the state of Colorado’s largest STIHL dealers.
Among the region’s largest manufacturers specializing in the custom design and production of turbomachinery, cryogenic, defense, and energy.
Family Tree Inc.
A local non-profit supporting individuals and families experiencing abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness.
The region’s premier full-service catering company serving the metro area and Front Range.
On Tap Credit Union
A regional credit union serving over 20,000 members in the Arvada region and beyond.
What are the Benefits of a Family Friendly Workplace?
- Employee satisfaction and retention.
Promotes work-life balance, increasing job satisfaction and retention.
- Attracting top talent.
Appeals to skilled professionals seeking family-friendly workplaces.
- Increased productivity.
Supports focused and engaged employees through flexible work arrangements.
- Positive company culture.
Fosters a sense of belonging, teamwork, and overall job satisfaction.
- Reduced stress and burnout.
Family-friendly policies mitigate stress, lower burnout, and maintain workforce health.
Interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Family-Friendly Workplace? Take the first step towards a more inclusive and thriving workplace. Email Tess McShane at firstname.lastname@example.org.