The Best Places To Work for Working Daughters is a program to recognize companies that support family caregivers. Through The Best Places to Work For Working Daughters Program, companies can benchmark against peers and promote their supportive work culture. Inclusion on the list sends a strong message that a company understands and supports working caregivers.
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.
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.
See the 2022 Winners HERE.
How it works
The best Places to Work For Working Daughters award winners are chosen on the basis of the employer’s response to the survey. There is no employee survey required.
Last Day to Request an Application: June 30 $200 application fee
Completed Questionnaires Due: July 14
Winners Announced: September 12