This section design to help you understand how the case studies apply to you. You can then take this information to determine what types of policies best fit your organization.
Learning about what other organizations are doing to support their working caregivers can really help bridge the gap between theory and reality.
In May and June of 2016, we did a quick pulse survey (N= 138), asking employers what they do to respond to employee’s family caregiving responsibilities. The survey is not scientific, but gives some insight about what is currently on the mind of HR managers and top leadership.
Here are some lessons learned from what they told us:
1. Take the Flexible Strategy: Flexibility and/or breaks was the most commonly reported strategy.
2. Build on what you have: Respondents were far more likely to expand or improve on existing policies than to launch new innovative policies.
3. Focus on one thing. Of those who plan to or improve existing policies in the next year, most plan to focus on one general strategy (such as information and supports).