The Best Places To Work for Working Daughters is a program to recognize companies that support family caregivers and to raise awareness that we must do more to make care and career compatible. 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.
Why We Need This Program
More than 1 in 6 working Americans assist with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Seventy percent of those caregivers suffer work-related difficulties due to their dual roles. Working daughters especially suffer loss of wages and risk losing job-related benefits because they switch to less demanding jobs, take time off, or quit work altogether in order to accommodate their caregiving responsibilities. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cost to businesses from caregivers leaving the work force was an estimated $3.3 billion. Now, in the face of the Great Resignation and Shecession – 1.8 million women alone left the U.S. workforce during COVID-19 – supporting caregivers at work must be a business imperative.
While many employers instituted caregiver-friendly policies since the start of the pandemic, employees are concerned those benefits will be rolled back. If they are, working caregivers are prepared to make some tough decisions. A recent AARP report revealed four in ten caregivers say they would consider looking for a new job if their employer rolled back any of the benefits they instituted during the pandemic.
How The Program Works
The Best Places To Work for Working Daughters list is created based on an opt-in survey that evaluates companies on how their policies, benefits, and culture support working caregivers. Surveys are available now in mid-October 2021 and the list will be announced in early January 2022.
Inclusion on the list sends a strong message that a company understands and supports working caregivers. Companies that do not make the list will not be revealed.
Application fee: $100.00 Apply here.