600 people a day leave the UK workforce because they can no longer balance work and care. This particularly affects experienced workers between 45 and 64 who employers can ill afford to lose.
Unlike other countries, New Zealand does not have a clear picture about who its carers are. But Infometrics analysis gives a good peek.
Not every carer can keep working. Not every employer gets it. But if we bridge the worlds of work and care New Zealand will be better off. We’ll be the kind of society we say we are.
Greater transparency regarding the prevalence of caring is needed across organisations in NZ, to prompt business leaders to recognise the pressure that caring in all its forms creates across their workforce.
Almost 90% of NZ’s family carers are workforce age.