Parents hold the opinion that they have to work extra hours to “manage unwieldy jobs”.
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In this webinar we’ll be sharing the results and insights from My Family Care’s New Parent Transition Benchmark. It’s been designed to shed light on changes to benefits and policy in this area, high-lighting innovative practice and the impact that organisations have seen as a result.
The just-launched Benchmark report by Bright Horizons / My Family Care in partnership with HRreview provides employers with headlines on current policies.
Research claims that one in 12 parents are suffering burnout. Burnout is more commonly associated with work—but the stigma around the difficulty of raising children is lifting. Nicola Jagielski provides advice on how employers can help.
Find out why new working dads in the UK don’t take advantage of Shared Parental Leave (SPL), although they really do want the time off to care for their baby.
To mark Parental Pay Day, new research from LinkedIn finds that a third of UK professionals believe their employer does not do enough to support new parents.
They come into play after it was estimated that 54,000 women a year may lose their jobs due to pregnancy or maternity.
New research has found that half (50 per cent) of UK the workforce don’t know if their company offers shared parental leave, three years into the initiative
Research unveiled today has revealed the immense challenges faced by working parents in the UK. 60 percent of parents working in the media know someone who has left their role because of pressures that come with being a working parent. This is a rise from 57 percent two years ago – while a third (32 percent) have been made to feel uncomfortable by employers or colleagues about their parenting responsibilities.
A recent report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) found that 11 percent of mothers were either dismissed, made compulsorily redundant or were treated so poorly they felt they had to leave their job. In addition 10 percent of mothers said their employer discouraged them from attending antenatal appointments. One in five…
A new study from CV-Library, the UK’s largest job site, has revealed that the majority of UK workers put family ahead of a career, with 77.5 percent not worrying about building a strong professional foundation before having children because they believe a family doesn’t hinder career prospects. Ahead of Working Parents Day the job site conducted…
A new report published by the Family and Childcare Trust, alongside Parental Choice, has revealed for the first time that the high cost of childcare is preventing millions of parents from working, with industries who rely on shift work being particularly hit. Currently, over 4.4 million parents (34 percent of all parents with dependent children)…
Zee Hussain, Partner at Colemans-ctts and Head of the Employment Department, looks at recent childcare initiatives proposed by both the new government and businesses.
David Cameron is targeting working parents in his election campaign, promising 30 hours of free childcare per week for three and four-year-olds in his manifesto launch speech today.
What do parents currently get, and why are we changing it? From April next year, the Coalition Government will deliver on its pledge to encourage shared parenting by introducing a new entitlement to shared parental leave for working parents. The new system will enable an eligible woman to end her maternity leave and pay early…