As more people are juggling caregiving with working — including single parents, spouses or parents of people with illnesses or disabilities, and middle-aged adults sandwiched with responsibilities for both children and aging parents — employee scheduling can help these employees be more productive, less stressed and less litigious.
Read this article from HR. BLR (Human Resources Business and Legal Resources) for details on five actions to consider:
- Review policies that limit employee flexibility.
- Encourage employees to request flexible work arrangements.
- Post schedules as soon as possible.
- Make overtime requirements as family-friendly as possible.
- Provide reasonable personal or medical leave to allow employees to engage in caregiving, even if it is not legally required.