More and more companies are developing systems to better support their employees who are also caring for a dependent parent or child.

Donations of RTT, teleworking or any new "care management" device ... There are many possibilities. 

Monday morning marks the start of the Quality of Life at Work week, which will take place across France until Friday.

In particular, a question arose in the discussions: how to make life easier for employees who, at the same time as their work, have to take care of a dependent or disabled parent or child?

It is estimated that they represent one in five employees in France.

Agreements have been signed in certain companies, establishing specific mechanisms.

Among them, there are the solidarity donations of RTT days not taken.

The law has allowed it since 2014 and a few large companies, such as Matmut, Audiens, or Novartis, have set up the system with a contribution from the employer.

This allows helping employees to be absent for long enough periods without cutting into their paid vacation capital.

Care management, an argument for attracting talent

There are also teleworking facilities.

At La Poste, for example, each helping employee is entitled to 25 days of floating telework per year.

Other employers financially help the taking of respite days: professionals take over from the employee helping for a few days to allow him to breathe.

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Recently, new services have also appeared, such as care management.

If the parent of an employee becomes dependent, it is his company that will offer him a support service.

“The care manager will do everything on behalf of the employee. We will look for the caregiver, the nurse, the medical equipment, and help him fill in the arrangements to set up financial assistance. , will have absolutely nothing to do. He will thus be able to concentrate on his professional activity, "explains Guillaume Staub president of Prev and Care, a service provider specializing in this type of support. 

What could appear yesterday as an altruistic approach among pioneer companies is now becoming a weighty argument for attracting talent.