Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive of Working Families, outlines how flexible recruitment is key to transforming the world of work. National Work Life Week is a chance for employees and employers to have conversations about work-life balance. At Working Families, it’s a time for us to reflect on how we can make the workplace a better place for millions […]
National Work Life Week provides a chance to reflect on your work-life balance. For many working parents and carers, getting this balance right can be elusive. Luckily, there are some legal rights designed to make it a little easier. But many working parents don’t know what their rights are.
By Steve Collinson, Head of HR at Zurich, a Working Families employer member. Empowering our people to work in a way that fits around their own personal needs is at the core of our business DNA. This is not simply a ‘bandwagon’ we’ve jumped on to gain media traction or fall in line with the […]
Your gender pay gap tells you that your organisation probably has fewer women in better paid, more senior roles; more in less well paid, more junior roles; and probably more women than men in part-time roles.
I’m delighted that I’m running this year’s Royal Parks half on behalf of Working Families. The charity helps working parents and carers—and their employers—find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.
Clare McIntosh is mum to three gorgeous children and has worked full time for the last three years since joining her company as part of the Carers Returner Program. Her son has Down Syndrome and she was given the opportunity during Carers Week recently to share her experiences and thoughts on how employers can adapt to meet the needs of Carers.
Today we celebrate Go Home on Time Day, Working Families’ national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of work-life balance.
If we leave our job on time every day but then spend the entire evening either glued to our work e-mails, or even just worrying about work, then how much of our time have we really given to our families or friends that evening? The quality of the time we have spent with someone outside of work has been severely impacted. And how happy does this make us?
If you find it difficult to finish work on time or organise your working hours, we’ve pulled together a list of top tips to help you get on your way.
As Bob Dylan once sang, ‘times are a changing.’ And when it comes to parents in the workplace, the last decade has brought much change—focussed predominantly on mothers at work (though there is much improvement needed there still)—but it is at least a start. The next decade may bring about even more change for even more parents, as changing family dynamics start to shine a light into the future ahead.