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The UK could be risking £12 billion a year in economic output if employers do not fully embrace flexibility within five years, a new study has revealed. The report, developed by workforce management expert Quinyx in collaboration with Development Economics and Censuswide, calculated that by embracing and implementing more flexible working arrangements in the future, UK businesses could generate an output of £570 billion per…
Head of Employers for Carers, Katherine Wilson, talks about how encouraging flexibility in the workplace can make a big difference to carers, while also enhancing staff retention and productivity. According to the 2011 census, three million people in the UK combine working with caring for a disabled, seriously ill or older relative or friend. Without the right support, the stress and pressure of juggling work…
According to research from EfC member, the Centre for Ageing Better, older people are facing shocking levels of discrimination in their working lives. The survey of 1,100 employees found that a significant number of older workers (those aged over 50) believe there are biases against them from the recruitment state - nearly half (46%) said they are afraid that their age would disadvantage them when…
Madeleine Starr, Director of Business Development and Innovation at Carers UK spoke with the Elder Magazine on using technology in caring: Can technology help unpaid carers and empower those in later life to live at home longer? For Madeleine Starr, Director of business development and innovation at Carers UK, normalising the use of everyday tech such as apps, remote monitoring and smart home technology is…
Katherine Wilson, Head of Employers for Carers, recently spoke with Vitae Jobs about support for carers in the workplace and what important steps employers can take. Carers are increasingly representing a significant part of the workforce and as the population ages the number of carers rises. Without support for carers in the workplace there is a real risk that this valuable resource of employees will…