As an employer you will be all too familiar with the need to retain skilled experienced staff to remain competitive. It is known that 1 in 9 people in employment are known to be caring for someone who is ill, frail or has a disability. Juggling paid work and caring can present real problems.
Given the stresses and strains that can result from balancing multiple responsibilities inside and outside the workplace, it is unsurprising that 1 in 5 carers give up work to care full time. But many of these employees will be your most valuable staff.
By recognising the needs of carers, you can hold on to your experienced staff and reap the rewards of creating a supportive working environment for carers.
If you click on our Working Carers page you will find a range of online resources providing practical advice and support to help you support your employees who are also carers. This includes a link to the “Employers for Carers Forum“, a national voluntary organisation who are focussed on providing employers with the support to retain employees with caring responsibilities.
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