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The rise of flexible working is nothing short of a modern phenomenon. Technology – namely smartphones, laptops and 4G connectivity – has transformed today’s average workplace by enabling greater mobility and flexibility than ever before. The days of shackling employees to a single desk between the hours of 9am and 5pm appear to be numbered, and for good reason. Many experts agree that working flexibly…
Employers for Carers says: this is an interesting article about the benefits of accreditation schemes, which chimes nicely with the recent launch of our Carer Confident accreditation scheme - you can read about the scheme here. Top Employers? Living Wage Foundation? B Corp? These days there are so many different certifications that employers can choose from and it can be difficult to select the right…

Carers Week 2019

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
What are you planning for Carers Week 10-16 June? Carers Week is around the corner and this year we are coming together under the theme of ‘Getting Carers Connected’. We are delighted that EfC member British Gas, part of Centrica, are the headline supporter of this year's Carers Week. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise…
More than four-fifths (83%) of employers have observed presenteeism, such as when employees come to work while ill, at their organisation; a further 25% state this has increased over the last year, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Simplyhealth. Its annual Health and wellbeing at work survey report, which polled 1,078 people professionals, also found that 37% have…
Employees who care for loved ones should receive statutory paid leave and have the right to return to work once their circumstances change. That’s according to EfC member, the Centre for Ageing Better, following the publication of a new study found that nearly three in five carers in England and Wales were aged 50 years and over, and one in five people aged 50 to…