Seeking Help with Your WorkLife Needs?

By Aaronnette McFarlin

July 2017


Is your “To Do” list too long? Could you use some helping hands? Having a hard time finding a sitter? Spring is finally upon us and we all look forward to the weekend, so we can enjoy the longer days and have some fun with family and friends. But how do we find time to get that paint job done we've been putting off or finding the right sitter in order to enjoy that date night? The Emory Employee-Student Job Network and Sitter City are two great resources offered to Emory employees to assist with these and many more worklife needs.


The Employee Student Job Network is a great way to find the helping hands you may be looking for. It is a way for Emory faculty and staff (and graduate students) to find students to help them with work-life responsibilities such as baby-sitting, pet care, house sitting, lawn care, etc. Employees interested in hiring an Emory student for a work-life job can post their position to the network where it is automatically placed in data base at the Emory Career Center for students to review and follow up. There is no fee to use the program and it is available exclusively to Emory affiliates using a PeopleSoft login and pass word.


Sitter City is another great resource available through Emory's emergency back-up care benefit to help assist with finding a sitter, while enjoying the great warm spring weather. Your Bright Horizons Care Advantage® benefit gives you free access to Sittercity's comprehensive database of babysitters, nannies, elder companions, pet sitters, and housekeepers, meeting your unique needs and budget.


While the Employee Student Job Network works best during the school year some students will still be around in the Emory area over the summer. Sittercity can help those employees, unable to hire an Emory student over the summer. It is important to always take proper safety measures. Tip sheets have been created to help both employees and students at Emory and can be found at the Emory University Career Center and at the Emory WorkLife Resource Center. If you have questions about these resources and more, you may contact The Emory WorkLife Resource Center at (404) 727-8000.