Carers in the Workplace

Hillage J, Hunt W | HR Network Paper MP61 | Institute for Employment Studies | Mar 2006

As the population ages and employers increasingly seek to offer competitive terms and conditions in order to attract and retain key staff, interest in employers' policies on the provision of time off for eldercare - and other forms of care besides childcare - appears to be growing.

This briefing reviews recent research on, and practice recommendations for, the growth of the caring population, and the implications for employers.