Carers in the Workplace

In Australia, there are many employees who combine paid work with caring for someone with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or terminal illness or someone who is frail aged.

Providing specific workplace arrangements for these carers has significant benefits for employers, including staff retention, improved productivity and job satisfaction of employees, which in turn reduces recruitment and training costs.

Offering flexible workplace provisions which allow employees to combine paid work with an unpaid caring role is essential to enable businesses to foster a productive, efficient and effective workforce.