In Sunday’s News & Observer’s Business section, one of the main articles detailed the growing use of "backup daycare" centers and how this was becoming an increasingly useful benefit to employees to reduce absences.
The article cites polling data from our friends over at Public Policy Polling that "80 percent said they have missed one to five days of work because they lacked backup care."
Then, the article cites solutions being offered by a company called Workplace Options and their CEO Dean Debnam.
What the article doesn’t point out is that Debnam is also the President of Public Policy Polling, whose poll is cited earlier in the article. Now I’m sure he did not intentionally conceal that fact from the reporter, but didn’t the reporter and the News & Observer have a duty to report it?
And apparently providing day care options runs deep in the Debnam household. His wife, Stephanie Fanjul, is the President of NC Smart Start.