Your employees care — care for an elderly parent, care for an ailing spouse, care for a child with special needs. How much do employers care about their employee caregiver population? That depends.
In addition to providing paid leave, employers need to better understand the challenges that caregivers face.
Employers should consider a more inclusive definition of “caregiver” that fits modern times.
The stress of caregiving is not something employees can leave at the door. Employers need to provide resources and create a culture where caregiving is understood in order to best support their employees.