WORLDATWORK SELECTS CARE.COM'S WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS AS NEWEST EMPLOYEE BENEFIT
WorldatWork Employees to Access Care.com's Resource of Family Care Options, from Child Care to Housekeeping to Senior Care
Waltham, MA (October 18, 2011) - Care.com, Inc. (http://www.care.com) the premier source of trustworthy family care options for children, adults & seniors, pets and home & lifestyle, today announced that WorldatWork, a non-profit association dedicated to knowledge leadership in compensation, benefits and total rewards, has selected Care.com's Workplace Solutions to provide employees with comprehensive access to care services to enable them to be focused and productive at work.
Care.com's Workplace Solutions can be a primary resource for employees or an integral part of a comprehensive benefits package. In selecting Care.com's Workplace Solutions, WorldatWork, including the Alliance for Work-Life Progress® (AWLP), now provides employees with the ability to connect with local babysitters, nannies, special needs caregivers, senior care providers, pet sitters, tutors and housekeepers through a national network of trusted care providers. Families in need of quality care can search by ZIP code, service and pay rate to find high-quality care providers in their area.
In an internal survey commissioned by Care.com's Workplace Solutions program, 92 percent of employees who have used Care.com as part of their company's benefits program reported being better able to focus at work when their family's care needs are met. Sixty percent have been able to work increased hours, and 91 percent reported feeling more positively towards their employer.
"WorldatWork is a leader and innovator in the work-life space," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "By providing access to trusted family care resources for their employees, WorldatWork is not only giving their workforce access to quality caregivers so employees can be present, focused, and engaged at work, but they are paving the way for the entire corporate industry to deliver comprehensive care support for employees and their families."
"Industry trends are showing that family care benefits are increasingly important to employees at companies of all sizes and types, our organization included," said Karen Rozanoff, Benefits Manager for WorldatWork. "So, WorldatWork is very excited to offer Care.com as a benefit to our employees. From the outset, Care.com was focused on our needs, as well as on creating a cost-effective, multiyear program that would provide our employees with the tools and resources important to them. That, coupled with the national coverage and network of high-quality screened providers offered by Care.com's solution, made selecting Care.com easy."
At Care.com, families can search prescreened profiles of hundreds of thousands of babysitters, nannies, tutors, housekeepers and senior caregivers, both locally and nationally. Care.com gives families access to detailed background check reports and recorded reference interviews, adding a layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding personal family care needs. Care.com offers its members a variety of features, including articles, blogs and access to community groups, where parents can connect with each other online for peer advice and off-line through groups and co-ops essential to modern-day parenting.
About WorldatWork®: The Total Rewards Association
WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) is a not-for-profit organization providing education, conferences and research focused on global human resources issues including compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has nearly 30,000 members in more than 100 countries. Its affiliate organization, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals®, is the certifying body for the prestigious Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified ProfessionalTM (WLCP®), Certified Sales Compensation ProfessionalTM (CSCPTM), and Certified Executive
Compensation ProfessionalTM (CECPTM). WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.
The WorldatWork group of registered marks includes: Alliance for Work-Life Progress® or AWLP®, workspan®, WorldatWork ® Journal, and Compensation Conundrum®.
About Care.com's Workplace Solutions
Care.com's Workplace Solutions provide broad-reaching, low cost, high impact solutions for employers looking to reduce costs resulting from care-related absences and distractions as well as improve employee wellness and loyalty. From providing an executive with backup childcare so she can lead a crucial meeting to helping a newly relocated employee reestablish his care network, Care.com enables employees to quickly and easily tackle care needs across the spectrum so they can focus on work. Care.com's Workplace Solutions keeps top talent productive and engaged, and can be a primary resource for employees or an integral part of a comprehensive benefits program.
About Care.com, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Care.com (www.care.com) is the largest and fastest growing service used by families seeking high-quality caregivers, providing a place to easily connect with hundreds of thousands of care providers, share care giving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through - child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, pet care, housekeeping and more. To help ensure safety both online and at home, Care.com provides prescreened profiles, monitored messaging, access to background checks, recorded references, and educational information on the interviewing process.