List honors businesses that support employee caregivers
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#workingdaughter–In time for National Working Daughters Day, Working Daughter, a community for people balancing eldercare and career, today announced its list of The Best Places To Work For Working Daughters. The list recognizes companies that support family caregivers and also raises awareness that businesses must do more to make caregiving and career compatible.
More than 1 in 6 working Americans assist with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Working daughters often suffer work-related difficulties and switch to less demanding jobs, take time off, or quit work altogether due to their dual roles. As a result, they suffer loss of wages and benefits. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cost to businesses from caregivers leaving the work force was an estimated $3.3 billion. Now, with gender equity stalling in the workplace, supporting caregivers at work must be a business imperative.
“Many companies have programs in place to help workers who are parents, but equally important is supporting workers with parents – the working daughters and sons who care for aging and/or ill family members,” said Working Daughter founder Liz O’Donnell. “Inclusion on the list sends a strong message that a company understands and supports its employee caregivers and my hope is this list will grow exponentially by next year.”
To create the list, Working Daughter evaluated companies on how their policies, benefits, and culture support working caregivers. This year’s honorees are:
Bristol Myers Squibb
Read why each company was selected at www.WorkingDaughter.com/BestCos2022
Working Daughter is a community for women, and men, balancing eldercare, career and more. Working Daughter’s mission is twofold: to make sure no one goes through caregiving feeling alone and to make care and career compatible. The company strives to build awareness of and support for the millions of women caring for aging and ill family members. Its nationally recognized private Facebook community provides 24/7 support for caregivers and its WD at Work program helps businesses create more family friendly cultures.