Friday, October 17, 2008

Tip of the Day

To improve productivity and reduce absenteeism, tell your employees you have their back, so to speak. A survey of HR leaders by Work Options Group reveals that 93% of your peers believe backup care helps employees balance work and family responsibilities, 81% say backup care reduces absenteeism; more than 7 in 10 employees surveyed said without backup care they are forced to miss work, 53% of HR leaders believe providing backup care boosts employee productivity; 78% of employees said backup care enhances their productivity.

Among other pluses, most HR pros say backup care reduces employee stress, improves retention and helps position their organization as an employer of choice.

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