A Marathon County partnership of more than 50 organizations that advocate for family well-being has launched a survey to gauge how residents view work-life balance in the workplace.

Key questions in the survey include:

  • What kinds of family-friendly workplace policies and programs are available and how are they viewed by employees?
  • How much do employees value family-friendly workplace policies and programs compared to other job factors?
  • What family-friendly policies and benefits do employers rank as among the most important in their business goals to attract and retain employees?
  • Where are opportunities to work across sectors to address community needs?

“This survey will help us understand what people living and working in Marathon County value in a family-friendly workplace,” said Dean Dietrich, founding member of the Marathon County Early Years Coalition, in a news release. “Using this information, we can work together as a community to improve the lives of families and, in particular, young children, providing them with the best start for a productive life.”

The survey is confidential and anonymous and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Anyone employed, including self-employed, living or working in Marathon County is encouraged to take the survey. Visit wipps.org/employee.

For more information on the survey, contact Eric Giordano at 715-261-6388 or egiordano@uwsa.edu.