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Looking after staff wellbeing has become a top priority for employers in recent years, with an increasing number of organisations acknowledging that healthy and engaged staff are more likely to be productive and achieve better results.Workforce strategies that focus on mental health are on the rise and provide useful support through initiatives such as ‘Time to Talk Days’, which encourage staff members to have a…
People who look after loved ones nearing the end of their lives should be entitled to up to six months paid time off work and safeguards for their job so they can return to work, according to academics from the University of Sheffield's School of Nursing and Midwifery. The experts are seeking to support family caregivers with new research published in Palliative Medicine. The research…
here are an estimated 223,000 unpaid carers also balancing paid employment in Wales. With 1 in 7 of the workforce balancing work and care; and those numbers likely to rise with our aging population and aging workforce, it is becoming increasingly important for employers to incorporate carer friendly work practices into the workplace. Recent research shows just under 150,000 people have given up work to…
Encouragingly, the number of UK employees finally getting the flexibility they deserve is on the rise, with offerings of flexible working alternatives trebling in the last four years. While a very positive change, work remains to be done when it comes to spreading the benefits of flexibility across every member of a team. Employers have the power to introduce flexibility in a whole host of…
Aviva, an EfC member, has launched new research that suggests an estimated 2.6 million employees aged 45 and over expect that they will have to leave their jobs in order to care for a relative or partner. Many mid-life employees are opting to take on their relatives’ care duties themselves as a means of minimising care bills, but this decision is coming at the expense…