Is flexibility all it could be? One expert says no. To really support employees, the next employee benefits trends need to rethink how flex-time works.
Millennials are our largest generation. They’re also becoming a big part of the sandwich generation, making an urgent new case for dependent benefits.
Why all the talk about employer sponsored elder care benefits? Because elder care costs organizations $34 million annually in presenteeism, lost productivity, and increased medical spending.
Elder challenges affects large numbers of people. But it’s often the stories behind the numbers that make the case for elder care benefits.
Eldercare may look like a purely personal problem, but it isn’t. Recent data shows unpaid caregiving uses up substantial amounts of time – much of it taken from work.
Putting an organizational foundation in place that makes flexibility and accessible eldercare a regular part of doing business – is critical on a personal and business level.
Logic says the greatest need for eldercare benefits would be in locations with the most seniors. But that only tells you part of the story.
The holidays are generally a joyful time of year, though it may be difficult for employees who will notice elder loved ones’ declining health firsthand. How can companies help ensure employees’ older relatives are safe and cared for year-round?
This month, our roundup of HR news touches on millennial employees, caregiving benefits, employee recognition, and more.
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.