We must remember that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (under which workers can be ‘furloughed’) won’t last forever. The wider issue is that there is currently no statutory paid leave entitlement parents can fall back on when, for example, their childcare arrangements unravel unexpectedly.
More than six months on and the COVID pandemic is with us as much as ever. Our recent polling found that one in five working parents (20%) felt they had been treated less fairly at work due to their childcare responsibilities since the pandemic began. This equates to 2.6 million people across the UK.
The changing face of work & family life: An interview with the CEOs of Talking Talent and Working Families
To mark National Work Life Week, Talking Talent CEO Chris Parke and Working Families CEO Jane van Zyl share their thoughts on the changing shape of work and family, and why it’s in everyone’s interest to offer more supportive workplace cultures for working families.
Han-Son Lee from Daddilife explores how National Work Life Week is a chance for us to reflect on the type of work/life integration that best fits our lives and goals.
Gemma Dale explores the loss of boundaries between working and home for working parents since Covid-19 took this to a whole other level.
There has never been a bigger opportunity for a seismic shift in the way we work. There’s no going back to business as usual: it’s time to #flextheUK.
Q&A with Linklaters: how are employers adapting their flexible working practices in light of COVID-19?
We caught up with Peter Bevan to find out how Linklaters has adapted its flexible and family-friendly practices as a result of COVID-19.
This week is Volunteers Week (1-7 June, 2020) and we're taking the chance to say a huge thank you to our volunteers. We caught up with Caitlin and Lucy who have recently started volunteering with our Legal Advice Service, which has seen a large spike in demand during the Covid-19 pandemic, to find out how they are getting on.
The coronavirus pandemic has been far from straightforward for working parents and their employers to manage while schools and childcare settings have been closed. We’ve seen great examples of a pragmatic and flexible approach to how work is organised during this time from some of our employer members, but we know from the sheer volume of people seeking support from our advice service that this has been far from the norm.
In these unprecedented times, one of the most significant challenges that I hear about everyday from the DaddiLife community is being able to balance work and family time. Han-Son Lee, the founder of DaddiLife – a parenting website for dads and a community of over 100,000 Millennial Dads - highlights that flexible working is possible, and it's beneficial to both the family and the dad.