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Carer Positive initiative How businesses can benefit

How businesses can benefit

How businesses can benefit

Fostering an environment where each member of staff feels supported in the workplace is good employment practice.

The benefits to employers of having carer-friendly policies and working practices can include:

  • reduced levels of stress and sickness absence
  • lower recruitment and training costs
  • increased staff retention, morale and productivity levels

It could help enhance your reputation as an 'employer of choice' for the growing numbers of people who value a better work-life balance.

In an ever-tightening labour market, the importance of recruiting and retaining employees with valuable skills and experience is crucial.

Becoming Carer Positive contributes to key workforce management and employee engagement issues. It can also help demonstrate corporate and community social responsibility aims.

Carer Positive and Healthy Working Lives now include aligned criteria to help employers achieve both the Carer Positive and the Healthy Working Lives Award Programme awards.

The information was last updated on: 24th May 2017

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