Employees who are also caring for a loved one spend about 24 hours a week providing unpaid care. This takes a toll and as the demands of caregiving grow, their ability to manage both their career and caregiving duties conflict to the point they feel they have no choice but to take time off. 50% of caregiving employees ages 26-35 state they have left a job entirely because of this conflict.
80% of working caregivers admit their ability to perform at work is negatively impacted because of their role as caregiver. Managing tasks such as communicating with other members of the care team, researching care options and organizing information is done while caregivers are at work. The Connected Caregiving solution makes management of these tasks easier and puts caregivers at ease so they can focus on being present and attentive at work.
Everyone is competing for great talent and great talent has a positive impact on almost every component of your organization. Many of the most highly qualified and hardest working employees are also providing care to a loved one or will be at some point. Taking steps to insure you provide support and solutions for those who are experiencing caregiving challenges and preparing those that will be, is an investment worth making today.