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The EfC Leadership Group response to the Government’s call for evidence to inform the new Carers Strategy has set out a vision for the key ‘conditions for employment’ that it wants to see to support carers in and into work. The response sets out the conditions for carer friendly workplaces and recommends a number of actions including: Employers to consider introducing policies and practices to…
Charities call for an urgent focus on the ‘crisis in social care’ and urge an extended remit for the planned auto-enrolment review. A group of national charities have criticised the Government’s “incredibly disappointing” progress in planning for our ageing society. A new paper “Still not Ready for Ageing” by the Ready for Ageing Alliance (R4AA) argues that Government action on tackling the challenges and maximising…

The HR implications of longevity

Tuesday, 13 September 2016
The three-stage life of full-time education, full-time work, and full-time retirement will rapidly be replaced When Andrew Scott and I began to write a book about the current and future implications of longevity and the 100-year life, we saw them as fundamentally affecting individual workers. We realised, for example, that living 100 years probably means working into your late 70s or even 80s. It became…
Audit, tax and advisory organisation KPMG utilises a range of measures to put employees in the driving seat when it comes to formulating and structuring initiatives that support working carers and parents within the workplace. Of the organisation’s 12,000 total employees across 22 UK-based sites, 6,483 have declared they are working parents, while informal surveys estimate that one in six employees is a carer. Many…
One in nine workers in the UK care for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or ill, according to the 2011 Census. The pressures of juggling work and care, without the right support from employers or local services, have forced millions of people to give up work or reduce their hours to care, at a cost to the economy of £1.3 billion…