"The message for companies: You will have a more engaged male workforce and greater retention if you offer more liberal paternity leave and increase the availability of flextime and the number of personal days all employees can take to spend time with family. (Those policies would also go some distance toward making working moms happier.)
'Organizations need to recognize fatherhood, support fathers through formal programs like flexible work arrangements and through informal means, not questioning a man who comes in late and leaves early if he gets his work done,' says Beth K. Humberd, assistant professor of management at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, business school and one of the study’s co-authors."
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