Carers in your workforce
There are 2.7 million carers in Australia. These are parents, children, siblings, partners, and friends. Caring will affect every one of your employees at some stage. They are either caring now, will care for someone in the future, or will need to care for themselves.
Creating a carer-friendly workplace is good employment practice and makes excellent business sense. There are many ways that you can better support carers in your workforce. These strategies do not have to be costly or require a major change in your organisation's operations. Even a small, simple adjustment can make a significant difference.