This report explores best practice in family-friendly and flexible working amongst a group of employers who have entered the 2023 Working Families Benchmark.
This National Work Life Week, together with Bright Horizons, we surveyed parents to find out what matters to them. More than ever, parents are looking beyond flexible working to other family-friendly practices that will enable them to thrive.
The Working Families Index 2023 report, in partnership with Pinsent Masons, shines a spotlight on the financial challenges faced by lower-income families in the UK. The report highlights the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on families, particularly in terms of childcare costs.
This report outlines how the extraordinary work-from-home ‘social experiment’ during the pandemic affected working parents, and how organisations and line managers sought to minimise the impact of the pandemic through using flexible working to support their staff.
In this report, we explore how Working Families employer members across the UK have put into place family-friendly and flexible working policies that have a real impact on employees’ working lives.
Written specifically for employers, this briefing takes the findings of the Working Families Index and turns them into actionable recommendations to improve flexible and family-friendly practices across all sectors.
The Working Families Index is the most comprehensive study of the experience of work and family life in the UK. Based on a survey of 2,806 parents and carers in late 2021, it examines finances, working arrangements, managing and sharing childcare, and personal wellbeing – and tracks their development over time.
In Autumn 2021 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy launched a consultation on a series of proposals to make flexible working the default employment position. This is Working Families' response to the BEIS consultation.
This guidance is designed to help employers harness the benefits of well managed hybrid working practices which can help organisations attract and retain staff while supporting employee wellbeing, inclusion and performance.
Working Families has been supporting parents and carers in work for over 40 years. Over those decades we’ve seen plenty of progress, but we know that some barriers to change have remained stubbornly in place. This report adds significantly to our understanding of the elements of work parents see as most important now and looking into the future, as well as their attitudes to job quality.
New polling, carried out to mark the start of National Work Life Week 2021 (Oct 11–15), shows a wide gulf in how parents and carers are managing to balance their work and home lives as we come out of the pandemic.
This report aims to provide an overview of how some of the UK’s leading public, private and third sector organisations are working to support their teams.