The Power of Supporting Parents and Caregivers
For working parents and other caregivers, finding a balance between the priorities of work and family is a constant challenge. Over the past couple years, many working parents and caregivers have been particularly challenged to keep up with their personal and professional responsibilities. Employees with young children may still face issues finding childcare due to current health concerns or limited availability.
During these challenging times, having the support of colleagues and access to resources has never been more important. Our Working Parent and Caregiver Resource Group provides a forum for employees to network, share tips and resources and show support for each other as they strive to balance their personal and professional commitments. Some of the support and resources include:
- Live, Hosted Events – covering a broad range of topics and activities, from quick coffee chats, to kids’ dance parties, photo shares and panel discussions.
- Real-Time Open Forum – using Microsoft Teams, this forum was created so members can collaborate with other working parents and caregivers to answer real-time questions as they arise.
- Homework Helpers on Demand – employees willing to share their time virtually with a child of a Travelers employee who needs help with homework.
The Working Parent and Caregiver Resource Group was established in September, 2020 as a result of the pandemic and currently has over 1,300 members. This voluntary resource group is led by a team of selected employees to foster a supportive environment for parents and caregivers. All Travelers employees and temporary employees are welcome to join.