1 in 5 working Americans are caregivers.
It’s time to rethink how caregivers are supported in the workplace to improve employee wellbeing and the strength of your company. The UNSEEN documentary is a powerful tool to help organizations get started.
About the Film
An estimated 16.8 million people in the U.S. are caring for a child with disabilities or complex medical needs. The demands of daily life and chronic stress can negatively affect the mental, physical, and financial wellbeing of parent caregivers. With few who understand their situation, caregivers often feel alone in their struggle.
The UNSEEN documentary takes a raw, honest look at the caregiving experience, and puts faces and stories to this issue to enable change for the caregivers in our community and workplaces.
Watch the film trailer
Supporting Caregivers at Work Benefits Employers
Becoming a more caregiver-friendly workplace offers a valuable return to companies. When caregiving employees feel supported by their employers, they are more productive, loyal and healthy, and companies can better compete for new talent and reduce costs related to turnover and healthcare claims.
Increase retention, reduce turnover, and attract top talent
Reduce healthcare claims and costs
Improve diversity, equity and inclusion
Why Do Caregivers Need Support at Work?
One of the biggest hurdles faced by parent caregivers is the lack of support at work. They are often forced to leave the workforce, or struggle to maintain their productivity due to inflexible policies. Research shows 33% of caregivers have left a job because of caregiving stress.
Watch this clip from the film to learn more.
Host a Screening to Jumpstart the Conversation & Show Your Support for Caregiver Employees
Organizations and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are leveraging the documentary to kick off conversations about improving support for caregiving employees at work.
We provide easy access to the film for your team, and a wide range of tools and resources to raise this important subject in the workplace.
Customize Your Screening Setup
We provide a variety of options for structuring your screening. We’ll work with you to determine the best approach to maximize viewership and impact.
Host group watch parties
Your team watches the film together, either in-person or on a video call.
Share on-demand access
Employees can watch the film individually at their convenience during the access window.
Maximize Your Impact
Add “bonus content” to your screening event to make a bigger impact! We provide discussion guides to facilitate conversation.
- Invite caregiving employees to share their personal stories.
- Hold a panel discussion with questions submitted by viewers.
- Facilitate discussion groups to explore thoughts and reactions.
- Invite our partners at Homethrive to co-host a free webinar or training workshop on best practices for caregiver friendly workplaces.
Leverage our Free Toolkit: Creating Caregiver-Friendly Workplaces
Our comprehensive toolkit, Creating Caregiver-Friendly Workplaces, has a variety of resources and practical guides for both employers and advocates who want to improve support for caregivers at work. It even includes a free assessment for benchmarking your progress.
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FAQs About Screenings
How can the film be used in a workplace setting?
A screening at your organization can support a variety of objectives:
1. Recognize and validate the caregivers in your workforce.
We often hear from caregivers that watching the film can be very validating when they see that they’re not alone and others share many of the same challenges. Sharing the film with your teams demonstrates that your organization does recognize the challenges, values caregiver employees, and is supportive of employee caregivers.
2. Raise awareness among non-caregiver employees.
It’s often frustrating to caregivers when those around them don’t understand what it means to be a caregiver. Sharing the film with non-caregiving employees is a way to build compassion for fellow teammates, and help them understand why caregiver-friendly policies are essential.
3. Spark discussion and communication.
The film is a behind-the-scenes look at caregiving and why supports are needed. If your organization already has solid policies in place, it’s a great catalyst to remind employees about what benefits are available, educate team leaders, and/or have discussions about what is or isn’t working.
What topics does the film explore?
The documentary will allow your leadership, managers and employees to explore topics like:
- Caregiver stigma in the workplace
- The value of care work in our society
- How caregiving impacts women in the workplace
- Workplace culture around asking for support or accommodations
- Sharing the caregiving experience with colleagues
- Company policies or programs that affect caregivers
- Caregiver/family support as a competitive advantage in talent acquisition and retention
- Barriers to inclusion or support
- Benefits of caregiver friendly workplaces
Why host a screening?
A screening of UNSEEN is a great opportunity to engage your employees with high-quality content and discuss this important topic. Your teams will get an exclusive chance to see the film, and you can include “bonus content” like a discussion panel, Q&A, or workshop to make a greater impact.
What is the cost of a screening?
Our goal is for screenings to be affordable for organizations of all sizes. We have a variety of packages and options that can be customized to fit your needs. Reach out using the form below and we’ll work with you on the details.
Some of Our Screening Hosts and Partners
We’ve worked with organizations of all sizes and in a wide variety of industries. We would love to work with you to bring the film to your company.
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