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Family-oriented Perks That Matter to Employees

Currently, many workers juggle work and caregiving responsibilities, thanks largely to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, according to a survey from Boston Consulting Group, 60% of U.S. parents report that they’ve had no outside help with child care during the pandemic. With that in mind, it’s safe to assume there are employee caretakers within virtually every workplace. Thus, employers may want to consider expanding employee offerings that can assist these working families.

Here are some methods that can help:
  • Encourage employees to request flexible work arrangements that allow them to balance work and personal responsibilities.
  • Reassign job duties that employees are unable to perform because of caregiving responsibilities.
  • Post employee schedules as early as possible for positions with changing work schedules.
Balancing work and caregiving responsibilities can be difficult and contribute to decreased productivity, poor mental health and increased stress among employees. But, with meaningful, family-oriented workplace initiatives, employers can help reduce these negative effects. 

For more information about employee benefits, our services and products, please contact HANYS Benefit Services by email or by calling (518) 431-7735.

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