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Absenteeism in the workplace causes a variety of problems such as overworked employees, loss of productivity and a decreased profit for the company. And yet, with absences so often unavoidable, how can HR tackle the problem to make everyone's lives easier? Be more flexible It can be difficult for employees to fit in all of their commitments such as childcare, looking after an elderly relative,…
The skillset of carers should be celebrated in the workplace, but support is needed too, says James Mummery, chair of Transport for London’s Carers Staff Network Group. It is well-documented that businesses are more likely to be successful if they employ people with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds and skills. Having a diverse workforce encourages creativity and innovation – and employees who are carers…
By Rachael Saunders, age at work director at Business in the Community (BITC). As our population gets older, many more people will need care due to chronic health conditions or disability. This is often provided by friends or relatives who are balancing that vitally important caring role with a paid job. One in five 50-64 year-olds are carers, but Business in the Community’s Missing million …
Age diversity in the workplace is an issue that is always on an employer’s agenda; whether it is assessing how best to attract and retain skilled graduates, or how to reward long service and commitment to an organisation, multi-generational workforces are now the norm. But while at one end of the age spectrum employers face challenges such as engaging younger employees with retirement savings, at…
The UK public does not feel that unpaid carers are sufficiently valued, according to a new online public poll published today (12 June) for the start of Carers Week. More than 7 in 10 (74%) of the UK public feel carers are not sufficiently valued by society for the support they provide and this figure rises to just over eight in ten (83%) of those…