The Caring Company:

How employers can cut costs and boost productivity by helping employees manage caregiving needs

Every day, millions of Americans struggle to manage both work and care - for children or aging loved ones. The rising cost of health care and professional caregiving, as well as shifting demographics, make the burden of caregiving responsibilities incredibly difficult. 

Most employers do not realize the magnitude of how their employees’ caregiving responsibilities impacts absenteeism, presenteeism, and productivity. Harvard Business School professor, Joseph Fuller, and senior researcher, Manjari Raman, reveal the divergence between the benefits companies currently offer and what employees actually need most. They also present a compelling business case for why employers should invest in the care economy.

Download this report to learn:

  • How shifting demographics and the redefinition of the American family are affecting the caregiving landscape
  • How caregiving impedes employees' careers, especially for women
  • Ways in which caregiving responsibilities impact employee productivity and performance
  • The explicit and hidden economics of caregiving – for employees and employers
  • How to build a supportive "care culture"

 Listen to the Podcast:

Managing the Future of Work HBSClick here to listen to Harvard Business School Professor, Joe Fuller, discuss the research with HBS alum and CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo.

Download the report