Supporting caregivers in the workplace is a good investment, says report - HR Daily Advisor

March 29, 2017
Employers need to be aware of the potential pay-offs for offering benefits and services that make caregiving an easier burden for employees to bear, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH). The report, “The Caregiving Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities for Employers,” says that maximizing productivity, reducing future employee healthcare costs, and attracting 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.
Challenges to better supporting these employees include resistance to being labeled as a “caregiver,” the absence of best practices for employers, and the need for buy-in from executive management.