As the population ages, workforce diversity increases, families become more complex and community resources shrink, the challenges of combining work and caring for an ill, disabled, injured, aging or palliative adult family member will be a reality for a much larger proportion of the workforce. For managers, this can mean unpredictable absences, difficulty reaching goals and meeting objectives, and distracted or exhausted workers.
In this webinar, you will learn how this emerging reality is impacting your employees and your organization and how organizations are responding in order to keep their employees productive at work and engaged while they fulfill their caregiving responsibilities at home.
Take Home Messages
- If you aren't dealing with caregiving in your workplace today - you will in near future
- Caregiving may be hidden from view but it is there or will be soon
- Managers and organizations can mitigate the negative consequences to productivity by being proactive and strategic and implementing simple cost effective policies and programs.
CEO, Vanier Institute of the Family
A renowned speaker, consultant and award-winning thought-leader, Nora Spinks has spent more than 25 years working with business, labour, government and community leaders across Canada and abroad to strengthen families, create productive and supportive work environments, and build healthy communities. Nora has developed, implemented and evaluated a variety of programs that focus on employee health and well-being, family care, workplace flexibility and work–life harmony.
Since 2011, in her role as CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family, Nora has engaged the research community to mobilize knowledge and connect those who study, serve and support Canada’s diverse families.
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