Episode Five “The challenges and benefits of supporting family carers in paid employment – A business perspective”

In our fifth episode “The challenges and benefits of supporting family carers in paid employment – A business perspective” Dr. Kara McGann, Ibec’s Head of Social Policy is joined by Dr. Linda Dowling-Hetherington Director – Assurance of Learning, UCD School of Business. As a strong advocate of gender balance, diversity and inclusion within the Irish business community, Kara discusses the importance of retaining and supporting family carers within paid employment and how businesses through policies and supports can help achieve this goal . Ibec’s “Better lives, better business” policy campaign aims to make Ireland a better place to work for all sections of society including family carers. Podcast released on30th of June 2022

“I think employers recognize the value that a healthy work life balance and flexible working can bring to the work place, we know from research we see greater worker engagement, diversity and inclusion, staff retention all being some of the obvious benefits”

Dr. Kara McGann, Head of Social Policy Ibec

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