The business benefits

Forward looking employers now recognise caring as an issue which will have an increasing impact on their employees and on themselves as businesses...

Employers need to support working carers. Far from compromising business objectives, research shows that using a flexible working approach achieves impressive business results.

This flexible approach:

  • Attracts and retains staff
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces recruitment and training costs
  • Increases resilience and productivity
  • Reduces sick leave
  • Improves service delivery
  • Produces cost savings
  • Improves people management
  • Increases staff morale

Organisations that have introduced flexible working and special leave arrangements for carers have judged them a success. Their message is – it makes business sense to care for carers.

For more in depth briefings on the business case for supporting working carers download the resources provided below.