DESCRIPTION OF WORKGROUP: This workgroup consists of individuals and organizations working together in a collaborative nature to raise greater awareness of employers of the many family caregivers they employ and information on how to better support them with their family caregiving responsibilities.
THE GOAL: Create a more flexible and supportive employer environment for employees who are supporting and caring for family members.
2022 Workplan Key Activity: Distribute results of the Employer and Working Caregiver Survey and increase awareness of employers of how WFACSA and community supports can help businesses attract and retain caregivers in their workforce.
Also check out our issue paper 'Engaging Employers in the Caregiving Crisis: How Supporting Employees Results in Return on Investment'
WFACSA releases Wisconsin Employer and
In 2018 the workgroup conducted a survey to better understand the challenges employers experience as they address the needs of employees with caregiving responsibilities. More than 200 Wisconsin employers completed the survey and a report of the results can be found here: Employer Survey Summary The intent of the survey is to improve information and other resources available to Wisconsin employers as they support all caregivers on the job.
WFACSA continues to educate Wisconsin employers about the prevalence of caregivers in the workplace and how supporting these caregivers is a benefit to their company as well as to their employers. For more information about employers and caregivers, please contact Lynn Gall: Lynn.Gall@dhs.wisconsin.gov or Harriet Redman: Harriet@wisconsibs.org