Dependent care

The ageing population means that more and more employee have caring responsibilities, and that they may need its support to combine work with care. The way in which employers caring responsibilitiessupport carers with dependents is becoming an increasingly important part of employers' benefits packages.


working-carers

Why HR should step up and support working carers

The UK’s social care crisis was a hot topic during this month’s general election, serving to highlight the growing number...

employees who are carers

Supporting the forgotten community of employees who are carers

2 Jan 2017

Employers need to consider how to support employees who are carers, so they can balance work with caring for dependants....

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UK's ageing workforce

Employers fail to support the UK’s ageing workforce

3 Nov 2016

Research carried out during September and October highlighted the growing challenge facing employers in terms of managing and supporting the...

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carers at work

Working carers: only one-third of employers offer support

6 Jun 2016

Employers are being urged to put processes in place to assist working carers, as research reveals that only one-third (34%)...

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Five key questions to ask before implementing a healthcare cash plan

26 Jul 2011

Although they are often seen as a good benefit, cash plans are not right for every business. Before you implement...

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Snow: A guide for employers on pay, leave, safety and employee rights during severe weather

1 Dec 2010

Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related...

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Eldercare vouchers: an update

24 Jun 2010

Thanks to tax breaks, childcare vouchers are used by about 200,000 employees. Yet there is little sign voucher schemes will...

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