In a recent survey by PwC, 73% of employees reported having some type of current caregiver responsibility. Harvard Business Review notes that “The economics of care are misaligned in most companies. Employees don’t get the support they need for their caregiving responsibilities and employers pay the hidden costs, including turnover, rehiring, presenteeism, and absenteeism.”
Inc. says “Caregiving Is the Next Big Workplace Crisis and Hardly Anyone Is Talking About”… but The Action Group is! We are dedicating our September meeting to this important topic.
Liz Beckius, Sr. Manager, HR Rewards at Best Buy, will provide an overview of the company’s approach to supporting caregivers in the workplace. At Best Buy they work hard every day to enrich the lives of consumers through technology, by solving technology problems and addressing key human needs across a range of areas, including entertainment, productivity, communication, food, security and health. To deliver on that external brand promise, Best Buy has taken a bold stand on making the lives of employees better and easier. Liz will share insights about Best Buy’s strategy and tactics for supporting caregivers, as well as the response they’ve received from employees.
During the meeting, we will also facilitate discussion of what other Action Group members have done to address caregiver needs, including topics such as:
September 5, 2019
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. (Networking begins at 8)
Hilton Airport/MOA Hotel
3800 American Boulevard E.