Impact of Caregiving: Effect on Workplace Productivity
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Host Mary Schaefer, SHRM-CP, PHR leads an information-rich discussion with Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH, a nationally recognized expert on the topic of care partnering – the critical role played by millions of people who care for a spouse or loved one living with a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The enormous impact that care partner responsibilities can have on workplace productivity and on individuals’ career plans is often underestimated and misunderstood by supervisors and work colleagues alike. Mary and Lara have a wide-ranging conversation that touches on everything from the financial impact on individual household’s to successful care partner programs that have been implemented at large, multinational companies. Take the time to listen to this important podcast to better understand an issue that is impacting virtually every professional organization in the country in one way or another, and hear about best practices that can create “win/win” situations for employees and employers alike.

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