- July 30, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Infertility affects 15% of couples across the globe, according to the World Health Organization. But employees struggling with infertility rarely feel supported in the workplace.
We believe that there is a strong business case for organizations to change that perception—both with more fertility benefits and by encouraging bosses to accommodate employees undergoing what is often a fraught, emotional and physically demanding process.
To offer a sense of how important such support is for employees, and especially for younger employees, consider this: In a 2015 survey, 68% of respondents age 25 to 40 said they would switch jobs to gain fertility benefits, and that figure rose to 90% among people who were experiencing fertility challenges.
Similarly, a U.K. study in 2019 done by Willis Towers Watson found that almost a third of young workers age 18 to 34 believe fertility benefits should be offered by employers, a…