Employers from more than 75 corporations, academic institutions, non-profits and government joined together to launch a new tool to help employers support caregivers while gaining a competitive advantage in the race to attract and retain the best talent. At the event hosted at AARP’s Washington, DC headquarters, ReACT (Respect A Caregiver’s Time), a coalition of leading employers, revealed the “Caregiver Experience: A Snapshot of the Caregiver Journey.” The event included executives from AARP, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Pfizer Inc., Kimberly Clark, and Home Instead Senior Care. To read more, click here.
ReACT and Convener Drew Holzapfel were prominently featured in a piece by The Washington Post titled, “Aging population prompts more employers to offer elder-care benefits to workers.” The article featured several ReACT members as well as the importance of their work in promoting a culture of care within the workplace.
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In a piece by Jody Gastfriend featured in the Harvard Business Review, she discusses the struggle between commitment to work and caregiving. She notes that her situation is no different from others in the sandwich generation, situated between caring for her own children as well as her aging parents. She notes, “Like many caregivers, I…Continue Reading
Speak Up or Sneak Around? Do You Tell An Employer About Your Eldercare Duties? Four reasons we’re reluctant –and five benefits to reaching out. By Paula Spencer Scott Senior Editor, Caring.com Anyone who’s caring for an ailing loved one needs all the help and support he or she can get, right? Yet many caregivers cut themselves…Continue Reading