This summary report considers some of the main findings from the 2019 Benchmark, and gives an insight into the policies, practices, and cultures within some of the UK’s most family-friendly employers.
Focussing on flexibility tells us a lot about how parents are doing at work. Are they progressing? Are they able to balance family life and work? Do they feel that the way their work is designed and organised allows them to do their best? From a work-life fit and flexible working point of view, we have considered the key takeaways for employers.
This report summarises the key findings from the 2019 Modern Families Index – the most comprehensive survey of how working families manage the balance between work and family life in the UK.
The Modern Families Index is the most comprehensive study of how working parents manage the balance between work and family life in the UK.
Start from the position that most jobs have some flexibility in them and use the following guidance to think through how a role can be done flexibly from the start.
How are family finances affected when your disabled child becomes an adult? When is it most advantageous for a young person to start claiming their own benefits? Can you change your working hours to fit with your disabled young person’s new regime? Working Families’ free transition booklet has sections for parents and carers and disabled…
The top Employers for Working Families Benchmark reveals trends and best practice, building a picture over time of changes and developments in flexible, agile and family friendly working policy and practice.
Combining work and family life is a complex juggling act for all parents. But for parents of disabled children, the challenges are greater still.
What do the 2018 Modern Families Index findings mean for employers? This report explores this question, offering advice and solutions to help working families and businesses thrive. It covers: working time and work organisation gender flexible working practices effects of work on family life parents and the workplace workplace culture Most importantly, it considers the…
The 2018 Modern Families Index: how employers can support the UK’s working families, published by work life balance charity Working Families and Bright Horizons, exposes the limitations of policies like flexible working, whilst unsupportive workplace cultures remain in place.
This position paper is supported by twelve professional and voluntary sector organisations with an interest in family and work policy.
The Modern Families Index is the most comprehensive survey of how working families manage the balance between work and family life in the UK. 2,761 working parents across the UK responded with at least one dependent child aged 13 or under. The sample comprised 1,304 fathers and 1,457 mothers spread equally across 12 regions of…