Encouraging key employees to employ a nanny to take care of their young children can benefit organizations with increased employee productivity, retention of qualified talented employees, and increased profitability. Key employees are vital building blocks and help in sustaining the organization through tough times and in leveraging opportunities. Effectively addressing their child care needs will motivate, energize, and engage the employees to work efficiently and productively. By having a nanny to take of their children, the employees can remain fully assured about the safety of their loved ones and work productively with complete peace of mind. Also, it helps significantly reduce employee turnover rate, absenteeism, stress etc.
Improves Morale of EmployeesA nanny takes good care of the children in absence of their parents. Children are engaged in productive activities, games, reading, writing, etc… and all of their dietary and nutritional requirements are met. The employees can proactively work with productivity as they are fully assured that their child is in safe hands and getting personalized care and attention. This improves the morale of employees as they value the organization for improving their work-life balance. As child care is an important factor for working parents to focus on their career, encouraging employees to have nanny for their children can effectively address this concern. Thus, the employees can work harder to their full potential without bothering about child’s safety and health.
Increases Employee AttendanceOrganizations encouraging employees to employ a nanny can witness increased employee attendance as their child care concerns are addressed. Working parents remain absent from duty in case child falls ill or due to some unpredictable circumstances. Many times employees leave early or report late on duty due to sudden illness of children. Employing a nanny enables the employees to attend the office even in case of illness of children. Having a nanny at home makes an employee feel satisfied and relaxed as nanny can take good care of their children. The employee attendance increases as they feel positively for the company that takes care and understands about their family responsibilities. High commitment level can be seen from employees who get benefited from encouragement by organizations to have a nanny.
Reduces Stress for EmployeesMany couples have a tough time balancing the work and family responsibilities after having a child. This leads to significant amount of stress as they have to match the expectations of their demanding profession and also handle family responsibilities. Having the services of a nanny help them strike a perfect work-life balance. The health and safety of the children is the primary concern for working parents. A nanny with her expertise and skills can take care of a child or children even in case of emergencies. Moreover, keeping the child at home ensures that the child gets protected from germs or pollution and falls ill less frequently. A nanny can perform other household chores like tidying up the house, preparing meals, taking children to school, doing laundry, etc… which can reduce considerable stress for working parents.
Addresses Challenges of Having ChildrenWorking parents will face lot of challenges after they have a child. Some parents either quit their job or reduce their working hours in order to look after their children. Most working parents cannot work overtime, work on weekends, and go on business trips due to the responsibility of taking care of their children. A nanny can effectively take care of the children while their parents work. Thus, parents can pursue their careers and also fulfill emotional, social, educational and financial needs of their children.
The employee turnover rate can be reduced as working parents will have loyalty to company showing commitment to address their child care problems. Qualified talented employees can be retained within the organization by initiating steps like giving a pay hike to meet the expenses after hiring a nanny. Even the cost towards hiring and training can be reduced as existing productive employees can be retained.