Having dependents doesn’t always mean looking after children. It can be looking after a family member with additional needs or caring for elderly parents; all of these outside responsibilities can have a big impact on an employee’s work life. If your workplace doesn’t do a personal check-in, ask to add it to the agenda of the next team meeting. Go around the group to ask about those with additional responsibilities and how the team may be able to alleviate pressure at certain times. It may be that all have systems in place to cope when at work but by asking you are letting them know you care and are taking their situation into account.