What does Family Care really mean?
The Teacher Strike in Ontario this week is a perfect example of what Family Care means – and why it’s so important.
What happens when childcare falls through?
That’s what parents all across Ontario had to contend with this week. In this case – a school strike – but there are lots of similar situations. Someone falls sick. There’s a PA day. There’s a snow day. An unexpected meeting is scheduled.
When these things happen parents scramble to fill the gap. It looks something like this (funny/unfunny) infographic:
When things don’t go as planned with care – as happens to a third of parents at least once every quarter – someone has to pick up the pieces, and that costs time, focus and mental space.
30% of parents have a childcare breakdown each quarter. And what happens then?
That’s pretty stressful – right? We can agree on that.
But what does it mean from a business perspective?
What’s the outcome for companies that don’t have Family Care plans?
It costs you money!
Just the uncertainty about a strike this week cost most 100+ person companies about half the cost of an annual HELM.life Family Care Plan. It’s seriously a no-brainer. If you’re not supporting with Family Care – you’re not optimizing for focus, productivity and efficiency.
At HELM.life – we’re working to make this invisible work (that your employees are doing) visible. And it needs to be visible – because it’s being done, and it’s taking up your employees time and energy – energy that is better spent elsewhere.