A caring culture is demonstrated by acknowledging employee care concerns and by investing in adequate and innovative employee supports. Creating a caring culture is not only an investment in your employees but also in the organization’s bottom line, “an investment that goes beyond dollars to include time and leadership” (Fuller & Raman, 2019).
Creating a caring culture in the workplace does not have to be expensive and is not just reserved for large businesses.
It is demonstrated by:
- recognizing the family caregiver could be any gender, any professional level, any demographic, and any age,
- understanding that caregiving outside of work impedes the employees’ career and performance,
- a commitment to acknowledging employees’ care concerns and being innovative in solutions,
- an evaluation of current benefits packages to see if the benefits provided are valuable to the employee