How do you manage a team when its workload explodes? I manage Working Families' free legal advice helpline and the number of people contacting us for help has increased six fold in the last month.
Like countless working parents across the UK, many of our team members are juggling working from home and caring for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s one thing we know for sure: there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for making this “new normal” work. But here are a few tips from the team that we hope might help.
We sat down virtually with Jo Mackie, Customer and People Director at Superdrug—a Working Families employer member—to learn how they are supporting parents and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Universal Credit system is leaving many parents who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 worse off. This needs to change. The Universal Credit system is leaving many parents who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 worse off. This needs to change.
Amidst an unprecedented number of people claiming benefits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our legal adviser Will Hadwen shares how the benefits landscape has changed
Since the COVID-19 outbreak started, Working Families has received an unprecedented number of queries from parents and carers who are in dire straits due to the virus.
Schools have closed because of the coronavirus, and for many, work-life boundaries will be going out the window. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
It’s clear that advertising more jobs on a part-time and flexible basis would support parents to find work, stay in work, and—crucially—support their career progression.
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.