We Did It Again! Intertech Recognized as Family-Friendly Employer
Working parents don’t always have it easy; we know that because many of Intertech’s employees are busy working parents. Some are caring for young children; others are primary caregivers to aging parents or taking care of sick spouses.
A recent McKinsey study found that nearly half (45%) of the 15 million US workers who quit their jobs since April 2021 said the need to care for family was a key reason they left.
Regardless of their personal situations, Intertech believes in giving our employees the support and flexibility they need to balance their work and life responsibilities. Being a family-friendly employer is at the very heart of Intertech’s values.
We’re proud that for a second straight year, Intertech Commercial Flooring has been named Best Workplace for Working Parents.
The Challenges for Working Parents and Caregivers
Did you know that nearly 92 percent of today’s workers represent families with children in which at least one parent is working? The Bureau of Labor Statistics also says that, in two-thirds of married-couple families with children, both parents are employed.
For many of us, family responsibilities extend far beyond their children. Many workers are caring for aging or ill parents, as well. Did you know that family caregivers spend nearly 25 hours per week on average providing care? The Family Caregiver Alliance reports that nearly 1 in 4 caregivers spends 41 hours or more per week providing care. That’s the equivalent of another full-time job!
That’s why when we talk about what it is like to work at Intertech, the first thing we tell prospective new hires is that at Intertech, family IS important, and our employees’ families become a part of ours. “During the 20 years of my employment with Intertech, they have always been family first,” says one Intertech team member. “This is one of the reasons I will always be grateful.”
How Intertech Supports Working Parents and Caregivers
Ask employees themselves, and it comes down to three words: Flexibility. Respect. Compassion. Says one long-time employee about Intertech’s impact on his life, “It’s like a family here. I’ve been here 23 years and Bill Imhoff is one of the greatest leaders and bosses that I can imagine. We have a great team where everyone respects each other. They give me all the support I need to make my life comfortable.
“My wife was sick for two years and had multiple surgeries, and is now in a wheelchair,” he continues. “Through all of that, I’ve had complete support here for wherever and however I needed to work. I would go a mile and a half for this company beyond what is expected of me because of the way the Intertech team looks out for each other, takes care of each other, and respects each other. It is a great company.”
Do family-friendly work cultures matter?
You bet they do. As one employee recently shared, “While my mother is in the hospital, the Intertech Flooring family has been very supportive to my needs. They were very accommodating and understanding to my unique situation. With their consideration, I was able to have a balance between my work and taking care of my mother. I couldn’t ask for a better company to work for. “
At Intertech, we believe that our family-friendly policies benefit our employees and our company. If you are looking for a career home that values you and your family, Intertech Flooring may be the last job you ever look for.
Learn more at https://intertechflooring.com/about-intertech/employment/.
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