What to Expect when Hiring an Employee Who is a Caregiver
Are you a Business Owner or Human Resource professional getting ready to hire a new employee? If you are considering an individual who is a caregiver, then there are several things that you should consider to help with the transition.
Handling the Responsibility of a New Job
A new employee has a lot of responsibility to learn their job duties and fit in with the company culture. Add this responsibility onto the burden they are dealing with at home, and it might be a lot for one person to handle. The problem with being a caregiver and a full-time employee is that there is never any down time.
The proper orientation process can assist the employee with learning their work responsibilities. It is also essential that the employer creates an environment that is understanding of the employee’s situation. If something happens and the employee needs support with their work schedule, then they should feel comfortable talking to their manager. The employer can also reach out to charitable organizations that can bring respite care and counseling services to your employees.
Balancing Work and Home Life
Most business owners agree that they want employees to focus on work tasks when they are on the clock. But, you can’t eliminate the worries that might come up because of their caregiving responsibilities.
As an employer, you might consider offering accommodations or a flexible schedule that will help the employee achieve the work-life balance that they need. For example, it might be helpful for the person to come into the office a little early so that they can leave early to administer medications to their family member. Each case is a unique situation, which means that open communication needs to be the foundation to create a win-win situation.
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