With Scott McCain, President, Paragon Relocation
Family is the number one reason that employees turn down a corporate relocation, according to Worldwide ERC®. This is contributing to recruiting issues for many companies in what is already a tight labor market. In 2016, nearly 80 percent of HR leaders reported difficulty in recruiting for high-skilled jobs. Finding the right neighborhood and schools for employees and their families has always been a core part of any successful relocation program, but what about caring for aging parents? Roughly 17 percent of today’s workforce is acting as a caregiver, but with 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring each day, this percentage will likely increase. Employees are looking for assistance: 68 percent of working caregivers report making sacrifices in their careers in order to care for aging parents. What can organizations do? Scott McCain, President of Paragon Relocation, says that organizations can increase acceptance rates by offering eldercare services to potential relocating employees.