Caregiving ranks among the top ten employee health and wellness benefits priorities for most employers, says a new survey by Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) in collaboration with AARP. NEBGH surveyed benefits managers from 129 mostly large U.S. employers to measure current workplace attitudes toward caregiving and provide employers with a way of assessing their organizations when it comes to being “caregiving friendly.”
Maximizing productivity, reducing future employee healthcare costs, and competing and retaining talent are among the reasons employers should consider specific policies and services designed to help employees who are providing care to loved ones.
Now, more than ever, it is important that employers support employees in an effort to better overall health and productivity. This initiative was developed to decrease stigma associated with depression in the workplace, which is a leading cause of lost productivity.