Dependent Care for Managers

Successful managers know what resources are available to help their employees manage their dependent care responsibilities such as when an employee has a child, a spouse becomes seriously ill or an employee is managing the long term care of a parent or child with special needs. The Emory WorkLife Resource Center has compiled a list of such resources to help you help your employees.

Workplace Flexibility

Workplace flexibility is a key to successful business operations today. It allows organizations to address the many demographic, economic and technological challenges that exist in the workplace and by employees today. Flexibility options vary and not every job is conducive to every type of work arrangement. As a manager, it is helpful to be knowledgable about the various options and to be willing to look at different ways for how, where and when work can be done. Research supports that flexibility in the workplace:

  1. Increases employee engagement
  2. Increases productivity
  3. Increases morale
  4. Decreases stress and burnout
  5. Decreases health care costs
  6. Improves continuity of care
  7. Decreases costs

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center provides Workplace Flexibility consultation to managers, employees and departments. Staff can provide:

  1. Departmental data to help build a business case for flexibility
  2. Facilitate focus groups with managers to help bring consensus about flexibility
  3. Consultation around the creation of parameters for flexibility
  4. Assist with determining job suitability
  5. Provide training for managers and staff
  6. Assist with implementing a formalized and more consistent approach to flexibility
  7. Provide employees with assistance in writing a proposal for a flexible work arrangement
  8. Offer coaching and program evaluation

Emory's Principles of Flexible Work

Flexible Work Arrangement Examples for Employee Caregivers

Flexible Work Arrangement Examples for Employee Parents