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Recent research showing how women and men continue to struggle to achieve the right balance between their work and family is reviewed by Chloé Chambraud. She also introduces a project that aims to redress the balance of work and care between men and women. A recent survey from Investors in People found that a third of employees would prefer to work more flexibly than receive…

Join our Carer Passports webinars

Monday, 05 February 2018
Carers UK is running a series of free webinars to enable organisations to learn more about setting up a Carer Passport scheme – whether you are completely new to the idea or are looking to develop an existing scheme. In an employment context, a Carer Passport provides a straightforward way to discuss and document the flexibility and support an employer can give to enable employees…
Civil Service Employee Policy unit is developing a carer’s charter to be adopted by departments this year. The Cabinet Office is developing a “carer’s charter” to be launched later this year and adopted by departments. Civil Service Employee Policy, which sits in the Cabinet Office and provides human resources services to departments, is drawing up a series of policies intended to support staff with caring…
We are delighted that Employers for Carers member, London Fire Brigade, have developed a Person Centred Risk Assessment (PCRA), designed to help Carers recognise the potential risks of fire. Most fires in the home start accidentally and the effects can be devastating. It is important that Carers know how to reduce the chances of a fire starting in a homecare setting and how to keep…
New research from HSBC has highlighted that flexible and remote working practices are more likely to motivate staff and increase workplace productivity than financial incentives. Nine out of ten employees (89 percent) surveyed claimed that flexible working is their number one motivator to boost their productivity at work, compared with 77 percent of respondents who said financial incentives would motivate them. Other research by HR…