The Top Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities

Quite a few things have changed over the course of the last few years due to the pandemic. It has affected work and personal obligations for employees, and many employees feel as though they must choose between providing necessary care for their loved ones and doing their job at work.

Changes in schedules and work locations caused a host of worries. People tried to take care of their partners, spouses, children, older family members, and those with disabilities as they attempted to adjust to the new normal.

43% of the people who responded to the Homethrive 2021 Employee Caregiving Survey said that they were distracted, worried, or focused on caregiving rather than their jobs for five or more hours per week. 20% said they were distracted at work more than 9 hours a week. These individuals want to take care of their loved ones who need care, but they want to do their jobs.

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