The nature of work is changing and it’s changing the way that domestic workers find work, relate to their employers, and get paid. With the click of a button, employers can hire a house cleaner with little knowledge as to whether that worker has predictable hours, makes a living wage or is entitled to basic labor protections. Our Social Innovations work utilizes cross-disciplinary social innovations that use market-based, entrepreneurial and collaborative strategies to improve the quality of care and the quality of domestic work jobs for the 21st century.
Our Social Innovations work focuses on three main strategies to meet these goals:
Fair Care Labs
invests in raising standards and market norms in the domestic work and home care sectors and creating scalable and sustainable business ventures.
Fair Care Pledge
is a collaboration between Hand in Hand, the Domestic Employers Network, and NDWA. Most domestic employers want to be good employers, but need the tools to do it. The pledge gives domestic employers a clear set of guidelines to ensure that their homes are workplaces that they can be proud of.
Good Work Code
is an overarching framework for creating good work in the online economy. The Code is based on 8 simple values that are the foundation of good work: Safety, Stability & Flexibility, Transparency, Shared Prosperity, A Livable Wage, Inclusion and Input, Support & Connection, and Growth & Development.