Working and Caregiving with Meghan Steinberg
What can people do to advocate for themselves at work? Meghan Steinberg emphasizes the importance of prioritizing ourselves. She became a caregiver when her husband had an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury a few years ago. She was just 2 years into starting her business, SteinbergHR, and her son was only 3 years old at the time.
SteinbergHR is a boutique HR firm providing full-service human resource consulting, outsourcing and solutions. Their capabilities are utilized on an as-needed, part time or project basis. Meghan gives us some advice from her professional, as well as her personal, perspective.
Some of the helpful suggestions discussed:
- Get 1:1 time with your manager. During this meeting explain an overview of your caregiving situation and how it is affecting your ability to work.
- Work through what options are available specific to your situation and seek HR support.
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
- Explore benefits
- Flexibility of schedule
- Work from home
- Part-time or change of role
- Consider how your caregiving role will change in the future
Juggling Work and Caregiving, from Forbes.com
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