Care.com: The Surprising Work Perk People Want MostFebruary 11, 2013
by Ned Smith
If employers made it easy for employees to find high-quality care providers for the needs of their entire family — including children, seniors, pets and the household itself — most workers say it would help them to balance their work, family and personal obligations and increase job satisfaction and productivity, a new survey shows.
Make it part of an employer-sponsored benefit package and it becomes a work perk that will get workers’ attention.
Care.com, an online care platform founded in 2006, gives families and individuals 24/7 access to caregivers for everyday, occasional or backup care from a variety of providers, including babysitters, nannies, senior/elder care support housekeepers and even pet sitters.
This workplace care solution provides millions of prescreened in-home service providers and care service companies. Users can each search for providers or post a job to have candidates apply directly.