The introduction of the Backup Care Locator builds on the years of research and development of backup care programs that the ABC has supported. This online tool gives parents and employee caregivers an important resource to help them find and choose the backup care they need, when they need it.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 8, 2005
Ceridian (http://www.myceridian.com), a leader in managed human resource solutions that maximize the value of people, has developed a new, Web-based Backup Care Locator to help employees gain instant access to more than 20,000 names and the contact information for alternative caregiver resources nationwide to call on when their regular childcare providers or elder care services are not available.
Allstate, Deloitte, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Texas Instruments, as members of the American Business Collaboration (ABC), funded the development of this new program and made it available to their employees on April 6. The ABC and Ceridian collaborated with the Family & Workplace Connection to identify childcare providers and elder care services with the capacity to deliver backup caregivers. The Backup Care Locator is national in scope and includes caregiver resources for children and elders, in addition to well-care and mildly ill care.
"The ABC has always been known for its innovative approach to addressing the dependent care needs of employees," said Betty Purkey, manager, Work/Life Programs, Texas Instruments. "The introduction of the Backup Care Locator builds on the years of research and development of backup care programs that the ABC has supported. This online tool gives parents and employee caregivers an important resource to help them find and choose the backup care they need, when they need it."
Using the Backup Care Locator, employees can search for backup caregivers in their communities. The locator provides employees with profiles of alternative childcare providers and elder care services. A wide array of caregiver resources will be accessible, including childcare centers, family childcare providers, facilities that care for mildly ill children, in-home care agencies for children and elders, adult day care and assisted living facilities, and off-hours providers for weekends and evenings.
"Ceridian collaborated in this effort to help people manage the unexpected occurrences in their lives so they can keep their families strong while maintaining productivity in their jobs," says Linda Laitner, senior vice president, Ceridian EAP and work-life services.
Ceridian, which provides organizational and employee effectiveness services for companies, including elder care management services, will make its database of backup caregiver resources available to all of its EAP and work-life services customers at the end of an introductory pilot period for the funding companies.
Ceridian is changing the world of work by enabling companies to be free to succeed in their core business through its suite of innovative managed human resource solutions that include payroll and compensation, staffing, compliance, HR administration and employee effectiveness. Ceridian Corporation (NYSE: CEN) is an information services company serving businesses and employees in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information about Ceridian's comprehensive array of human resource solutions, visit http://www.myceridian.com or call (800) 729-7655.
About The American Business Collaboration
The American Business Collaboration (ABC) is a groundbreaking collaboration of leading U.S. companies (Champions) partnering for over 13 years, in more than 67 U.S. communities and investing more than $137,000,000 to ensure that their employees have access to quality dependent care programs and services to help them manage their work and personal responsibilities. To date, more than 1,700 dependent care programs have benefited from ABC funding to improve the quality and supply of care in the United States. Current ABC Champion companies are: Abbott Laboratories, Deloitte & Touche US LLP, Exxon Mobil Corporation, General Electric, IBM Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Texas Instruments. To learn more about ABC, please visit http://www.abcdependentcare.com.
About The Family & Workplace Connection
The Family & Workplace Connection (FWC) is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit, community-based dependent care resource and referral organizations. Offering the best of both worlds, FWC has been at the forefront of efforts to increase the supply and quality of care in its local community for nearly 20 years. FWC also provides corporate work-life services, including the comprehensive, nationwide Just in Time Care backup care program, which has positioned FWC as a nationally recognized expert in backup care. For more information, visit http://www.familyandworkplace.org.
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