Child care responsibilities arrive with the fanfare of a new baby, while elder care generally simmers below the surface. Yet the impacts are staggering. Productivity losses are estimated in the billions when employees take off time to care for aging parents.
A recent article says “Americans Are Choosing Paid Jobs Over Family Caregiving.” Trouble is, it’s not exactly true.
A suite of helpful benefits can help your employees manage their personal and family lives while also increasing employee retention at your organization.
Back-up care for the back-to-school time is becoming a go-to solution, filling in when kids are out of school, or when regular care isn’t available.
Read why family-friendly policies affect everyone — not just working parents and why everyone should support flexible work arrangements.
The desire for work/life balance is skyrocketing. Employer-sponsored child care provides working parents the flexibility and support they crave.
Summer presents working parents with special challenges, namely children who are off from school. This is especially tough for parents of children who have moved out of the preschool years and on to camps that might not extend all the way through the summer.
While dependent care was once a smallish part of work-life, which was a smallish part of HR, it is now a momentous responsibility for someone at headquarters of large global organizations. What global organizations need is a strategic vision consistent with company values, and a plan.
The Institute of Education Science reported that about 13% of all public school children receive some sort of special education services, a statistic that certainly has ripple effects outside of school. Learn how one employee is using a work benefit to navigate the increasingly complex world of special needs.
With so many moving parts these days, nothing happens the way you’d expect; and smart HR people know cause-and-effect is a thing of the past. A successful presentation in Fresno might depend on completion of a college essay in Duluth. A thorough pre-signing assessment of a contract in Texas might hinge on the timely arrival of a dog walker in Silver Springs. Here’s how to build a better HR strategy by listening to your employees and getting to the root of their needs.