With at least one in nine employees in the average UK workforce being a carer for a loved one, boards should value and support these employee carers—or risk losing them, which impacts upon business and society.
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Employers large and small need to take care. They are at risk of losing some of their most valued employees.
They will not lose these employees to competitors or to self-employment, but to the employees’ loved ones, for whom the employees have significant caring responsibilities.
The average UK workforce today will have at least one in every nine employees who are juggling their job with caring for a loved one. In the US this is 1:6, and in Canada 1:3. This may be a parent or elderly relative; a partner; a disabled son or daughter; o
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