Juggling work and care is hard.
There are a number of measures organisations can make to retain talent and support employees with caring responsibilities. These changes do not need to be expensive, or represent a major change to how an organisation operates. Even a simple change such as identifying carers as defined in the Carer Recognition Act (2010), is a first step in supporting carers in the workplace.
Flexible Work Arrangements:
Another way to develop a carer friendly workplace, is to ask carers directly, what supports they require. To hear firsthand about the experiences of a working carer, download the podcast interview below.
Listen to Episode 1, where Rachel discusses her experiences in unexpectedly becoming a carer for her adult daughter. Rachel also speaks candidly about the practical and meaningful measures her workplace took, in order to support her with her caring responsibilities.