Family caregiving has a growing impact on the health, wellbeing, productivity, and ability of employees to continue to work. It impacts teams, managers, and culture.
How many crucial frontline workers, such as nurses, call in sick at the last minute because of a health crisis in their family, e.g. their mom falling and breaking a hip? Juggling a career and caring for loved ones is hard for employees and hard for management.
Yet, supporting caregiving employees isn’t straight forward. People don’t self-identify as caregivers, or they fear drawing attention to it will harm their career.
Join us as we consider how to co-design a culture of care to improve the future of work for everyone so people can care, work and thrive.
• The impact caregiving has on employees and employers
• Insights that emerged when we looked at a specific group: nurse family caregivers
• In-flight research to help leaders build support and facilitate change
• How a growing coalition of employers, researchers, designers, product/service providers, and nonprofits is coming together to collaborate
Jiayun Xu, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Perdue University School of Nursing