By: Audrey Adelson, MSW, WLCP
August 07, 2013
Over the past several years, the Emory WorkLife Resource Center has worked diligently to create programming to support the diverse work-life needs of the Emory community. As programming has evolved and become more widely used by employees, the demand for how to access it has become diverse as well. While many employees take advantage and enjoy free workshops and events held on campus or schedule a consultation with center staff during office hours, others find themselves unable to do so. The center recognizes their need to expand methods of delivering work-life content to meet the evolving needs of the employees it is here to serve.
The Emory WorkLife Resource Center has increased use of employing social media, recording of workshops and providing more abbreviated media that can be shared electronically and accessed on demand by employees in order to meet this evolving employee need. Many of the center’s caregiver workshops have been recorded this year and made available afterwards on the website in the WorkLife Workshops Event Archive. WorkLife Tips for Managers, was created to help managers locate support for their employees with a quick glance.
Emory employees and their family members can also now view short podcasts to help them become aware of resources available at Emory to help them manage their work-life responsibilities. Three such podcasts have been developed thus far and all three allow the viewer to share with others electronically.
Employees can view a WorkLife Overview in less than 5 minutes. This short podcast provides general background information about the work-life program at Emory and highlights main programming areas and common employee interests.
The center has also developed a short podcast to help educate new and expecting parents with the various child care options and resources available to them as employees. This podcast can also be very useful to newly hired faculty and staff who have relocated to Atlanta with young children and require assistance with securing child care in their new surroundings.
“Meet Helen” a brief video created by the Emory WorkLife Resource Center and HR Communications, provides an illustration of the Emory Caregiver Support Program. In just over 4 minutes, an employee caregiver can familiarize herself with support and assistance available to help manage their caregiving responsibilities and take better care of herself.
The Emory WorkLife Resource Center will continue to try and make programming available on demand for employees as it can and where it is appropriate. The center recognizes this important need and appreciates the feedback from employees over the years to help continuously offer the best programming possible at Emory.