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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…
Women will be forced to quit their jobs to look after ill or ageing relatives if the supply of EU care workers is severed after Brexit, the Department of Health has warned. In a worst-case scenario, there could be 28,000 fewer workers in the care sector in England five years after leaving the European Union if employers were no longer able to recruit European Economic…
by Heléna Herklots, who recently stepped down as chief executive of Carers UK and takes on the post of Older People’s Commissioner for Wales later this month. There is growing awareness of the crucial role carers play – now it’s time they received the rights they so desperately need. From taking a partner with an illness to hospital appointments, to helping a disabled sibling with…
Employees suffering from depression who feel they can openly discuss their illness with their manager are more productive than those who do not, research published yesterday has found. The London School of Economics and Politics (LSE) study of 15 countries, including the UK, revealed employees concealing their condition take more days off work than their openly unwell counterparts. “Our research shows that where employers create…
The majority (97%) of decision makers agree that employee happiness leads to higher productivity, according to research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of independent actuarial, administration and consultancy service Barnett Waddingham. Barnett Waddingham’s Wellbeing Agenda report, published on 11 July 2018, questioned 200 HR decision makers from UK organisations, and also found that 67% of respondents think that employee wellbeing is very important to their…