Carer Awareness for Employers: Adopt a Flexible Approach to Working
The number of unpaid carers in the work place will increase as people get older; therefore businesses need to be aware that their most experienced workers could become carers at some point in their working lives. This could be due to an illness, disability, mental ill-health or a substance misuse problem that affects someone close to their family.
Recent research published by the Department of Work and Pensions and Carers UK indicates that as many as 1 million people (1 in 6 carers) give up or cut back on paid employment to care for someone, which is a real cost for employers as well as families. Rather than detracting from a company’s organisational focus, research has highlighted that adopting a flexible working approach for working carers can bring a wealth of benefits to an organisation.
What is our session about?
This 3 hour session is delivered at at time and place to suit the needs of you and your staff.
Benefits to employers include…
- cost savings
- staff retention
- reduced recruitment & selection costs
- making work-life balance policies work for carers
- increased levels of productivity
- improved performance
- reduced sickness absence
- better customer focus and service
Directors, managers and staff from small, medium and large organisations will benefit from this short Carer Awareness session by helping them to understand the role and responsibilities of carers, in particular, those in your work force. Being a compassionate employer helps to create a healthy work culture and retain staff.
Register for this course today!
To register your interest in this course please contact us at Gateshead Carers Association, John Haswell House, 8/9 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4DY. Tel: 0191 4900121