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One in five employees assumes their flexible working request will be denied. More than one in five UK private sector workers are too afraid to discuss flexible working with their boss, according to a report from Aviva. Working Lives shows that 21% (or 5.5 million workers nationally) have reservations about asking for flexible working because they assume their request will be denied. A third (34%)…
Employers for Carers member, the Financial Ombudsman Service, has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation. The organisation has committed to paying its 3,413 employees at least the voluntary living wage rate of £8.45 an hour, or £9.75 an hour for employees working in London. The new wage rate will apply to both permanent staff and third-party contractors. The living…
More than 600 HR professionals gathered in the London Hilton on Park Lane last night to celebrate those leading the way in the HR profession. Congratulations to Employers for Carers members Transport for London for winning the award for "Best learning and development strategy" and to East Sussex County Council who were highly commended for the "Health and wellbeing" award. See here for a full…
The UK’s social care crisis was a hot topic during this month’s general election, serving to highlight the growing number of people who have to juggle work with caring responsibilities. Steve Herbert looks at how employers can support staff who are carers. I think most would accept that the 2017 general election probably raised more questions than answers with regard to the key political issues…
An increasing number of workers are taking on caring responsibilities, be this for children, elderly relatives or other dependents, and it’s becoming a major cause of workforce absence, claims new research. According to data released by group risk industry body GRiD, for 61 percent of employers these issues are a main cause of short-term absence (less than 4 weeks); for 49 percent of employers these…