work & care in central Switzerland
How is “work & care” managed in day-to-day business? An investigation conducted in selected organisations in central Switzerland provides some answers.
- How great is the extent to which employees in the organisation provide care and support to relatives alongside their job?
- To what extent is HR management aware of the issue or already actively working on it?
- How is the issue dealt with from a management perspective?
The research team interviewed twelve HR managers and one manager from various sectors. The findings of the investigation show that all organisations questioned have experienced the issue of “work & care”. However, concern is usually rated as being low. Most organisations report that they are faced with individual cases, which can be resolved individually. The investigation also shows that there is generally little specific knowledge regarding the reconciliation of work with caring for relatives. However, the organisations questioned are open to the issue and, in principle, have a positive attitude towards it.
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Prof. Christoph Buerkli, Prof. Yvonne Siegrist Mastai, Kathrin Jehle
Careum Research: Andrea Radvasky, Prof. Dr. Iren Bischofberger
December 2013–June 2015
Radvanszky, A. (2015). Umfrage zu «work & care». Themenapéro «Unternehmen Verantwortung». HSLU Soziale Arbeit, Luzern, 18.11.2015. PDF