There could be as many as 300 million caregivers in the global workforce providing care for loved ones - elderly parents, a life-partner with a health condition, or a disabled child/sibling or close friend who needs support. As populations age around the world and welfare support declines, the number of people voluntarily caring for another will grow. However, despite the demands and pressures that caregivers are under, many organisations offer little practical support to employees - support that, if provided correctly, will benefit both employee and employer. Take Care is a practical guide that enables employers to better understand and support employees with caring responsibilities. It presents this as part of good management practice that strengthens organizational resilience and sustainability, and also argues that this is now an integral element of being a responsible employer and organisation. The book includes practical examples from more than fifty employers around the world, from small businesses to global enterprises, as well as public sector and NGO examples. It also features the personal stories of individuals in the workplace who have successfully championed change.
The author describes how employers around the world can support employees who are balancing their jobs with caring for loved ones. He discusses the role of caring in being human and why employers and society need to support those who are working carers, including the business case for doing so; a seven-step framework drawn from his book Corporate Social Opportunity, to improve employer support; and how organizations can develop their operational practices even further, including how to support carers who are freelancers and how governments and other organizations and networks can build an enabling environment for taking care of working carers. Profiles of different employers and how they help working carers in various countries are provided throughout.--Annotation (c)2017 "(protoview.com) "
FOREWORDS; IAN PETERS chairman Employers for Carers, UK and ARA CRESSWELL, CEO Carers AustraliaPREFACE: "Work: the chance to be me!"
INTRODUCTION: Working and caring: this is personal
PART 1: WHY CARE FOR CARERS?
Chapter 1: Caring and carers
Chapter 2: The Caring Journey: Despatches from the frontline
Chapter 3: Care In The Community And The Workplace - The business case for action by employers and society
PART 2: SEVEN STEPS TO BEING A GOOD EMPLOYER FOR WORKING CARERS
Step 1: Triggers for change
Step 2: Scoping what matters
Step 3: Making the business case
Step 4: Committing to action
Step 5: Integration and implementation
Step 6: Engaging stakeholders
Step 7: Measuring and reporting
SMES & CARERS
Remember the 5Ps!
PART 3: BUILDING A MOVEMENT
Chapter 1: Champions! Becoming A Great Employer for Working Carers
Chapter 2: When The Carer Is Their Own Boss - Supporting Freelancers
Chapter 3: A Society That Cares: Creating An Enabling Environment For More Employers for Working Carers
Local and regional authorities
Skills training agencies
Business organisations & Corporate Responsibility Coalitions
HR professional development associations and business schools
Independent Financial Advisers
CONCLUSION: TOWARDS A PARADIGM SHIFT
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 18th July 2017
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.41