With increasingly age-diverse workforces, it is inevitable that large numbers of employees will at some stage have caring responsibilities outside work. Research described in this article shows that the support for carers provided by employers varies significantly. The authors, Claire McCartney and Dianah Worman, Associate CIPD Research and Policy Advisers and Co-Directors of Inclusive Talent, highlight the kinds of support that employees with caring responsibilities want. They argue that Government has a key role to play in making the business case for supporting carers and that employers who do so will be well placed to retain the skills of those valued employees.

With increasingly age-diverse workforces, it is inevitable that large numbers of employees will at some stage have caring responsibilities outside work. Research described in this article shows that the support for carers provided by employers varies significantly. The authors, Claire McCartney and Dianah Worman, Associate CIPD Research and Policy Advisers and Co-Directors of Inclusive Talent, highlight the kinds of support that employees with caring responsibilities want. They argue that Government has a key role to play in making the business case for supporting carers and that employers who do so will be well placed to retain the skills of those valued employees.

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