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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…
Each year Carers UK runs the State of Caring Survey to help us show the reality of what it means to care for a family member or friend. This year almost 7000 people currently caring unpaid for loved ones filled out our survey and we wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who did. By completing the survey you’ve helped to give us…
Employers for Carers is delighted to announce the introduction of our Employers for Carers Wales Hub, which has launched during Carers Week. Backed by Welsh Government, the Wales Hub of Employers for Carers will deliver hands-on advice to employers on how to support the 180,000+ working carers in Wales, many of whom struggle to combine work with caring for friends or family members who are…
A cross Government Carers Action Plan for England has been published (5th June), designed to deliver activity for carers across Government over the next two years, ahead of the forthcoming social care Green Paper. Among the initiatives featured in the Plan are EfC’s development of an employer benchmarking scheme, which is currently being piloted, and the roll out of our umbrella membership model (Chapter 2…
After a record-breaking number of entries, this week Working Families announced the shortlist of employers who are offering outstanding flexible and employee-friendly workplaces. The organisations which have made it through to the shortlist in one or more of the 13 categories in Working Families’ Best Practice Awards was unveiled this week, and we are delighted to see a number of EfC members involved. Commenting on…