Increase Employee Retention, Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion

They’re working for you.
Are you working for them?

Let us help you rewrite the hidden rules that exhaust and stifle your best people. 

Image of Black woman with her head in her hands while working on a laptop. Stressed look on her face. For article: What Working Parents Want Their Managers to KnowWe help Human Resource, Diversity, Business and Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leaders to:

Your tailored action plan includes:

You may be facing these challenges right now: We provide you with:
“Many of our employees are completely burned out but I don’t know what to invest in first.” A prioritized list of critical supports and benefits employees can personalize to their situation.
“We need to evolve the culture for a distributed workforce. But there are so many hidden rules and nuances to how we do things, I need help.” Data to surface hidden rules in your workplace that kill morale and craft a new, inclusive social contract with your employees.
“Rising stars are leaving because they lack support at home through the pandemic.” Live wellbeing & problem-solving sessions for employees & managers. 
“Our Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders need a playbook and they’re too overloaded to get a plan in place.” Programming for your Employee Resource Groups (i.e., parents, caregivers, people of color.) 
“Most of our managers don’t have kids and have no idea how to create flexibility for working parents or caregivers.” Live training for managers & leaders on how to implement flexibility in way that work for their roles and departments.
People need financial help through Covid but I don’t know how to make the business case for it.” A prioritized list of benefits & subsidies, that make sense for your organization, with the business case.
“Our employees need more help with their mental health. I don’t know where the coverage gaps are.” Data on emerging employee needs & best practices from other organizations.

Why work with us?

Here’s what our clients have said…

“As a working parent, I can appreciate the mental clutter and overload experienced during Covid-19. Our Working Parents ERG recently invited @Leslie Forde, Founder of Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs, to help our employees navigate and create space for their well-being both inside and outside of work. According to Leslie’s hierarchy, the foundational items at the bottom need to be met before we can reach the (aspirational) goals at the top. Parents routinely put self-care and self-interests at the bottom of the to-do list. Let’s change that!”
Chief Human Resource Officer, Tiffany & Co.

“Huge thanks to the incredible Leslie Forde for her presentation today on overcoming the mental clutter of Covid with Balancing Act@State for the Department of State’s TalentCare month! Thank you Leslie for your continued leadership in the work-life space and inspiring ideas!”
Diplomat, US Department of State

“Such a great meeting! Best hour I’ve spent in a while. Thanks, Leslie …and BalancingAct!” Innovation Leader, US Department of State


We’re honored to have worked with amazing organizations, including:


A note from Leslie Forde, our Founder 

I began the Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs research, when I burned out, after returning to work when my second child was born. No one wants to choose between their wellbeing and their career. I’ve learned that my proprietary research frameworks help individuals focus on their wellbeing and employers create inclusive, flexible work cultures. 
Learn more about Leslie.

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