Fathers

iCrossing, Finalist 2015, The Cityfathers Best for all Stages of Fatherhood Award

iCrossing has demonstrated its totally flexible approach to achieving balance between work and home life through the way it considers fathers. This approach is based on a well-considered and well-executed business case: the company is aware that, in the digital industry, demand is high for the most talented experts and tenure can be short. It is in competition with other businesses to hire the best. As a result, one of its HR objectives has been to focus on retaining and attracting digital staff with several years of experience; typically this means focusing on policies that will appeal to those in their 30s. People in this age bracket are likely to have a young family or be thinking about starting a family…Read More

London School of Economics and Political Science, Winner 2015, The Cityfathers Best for all Stages of Fatherhood Award

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is working hard to equalise the opportunities it gives to fathers and mothers and is showing a genuine commitment to changing the ‘mum carer, father provider’ stereotype. This makes business sense and has a positive effect on gender equality at the LSE…Read More

National Grid, Finalist 2015, The Cityfathers Best for all Stages of Fatherhood Award

National Grid’s approach to fatherhood is a passionate one, ensuring every staff group is included and addressing every step of the journey from pre-conception to grandparenthood.  National Grid’s vision is that every dad is able to be the dad he wants to be, and the best employee he can be, achieving a real work–life balance…Read More

Scottish Parliament, Commended 2015, The Cityfathers Best for all Stages of Fatherhood Award

The Scottish Parliament wants to play its part, as a public sector employer, in embracing change in parenting and giving fathers a voice, because it believes that society can only change and make parenting a more equal partnership if employers make their contribution through how they promote their policies on maternity, paternity and adoption and make sure these are inclusive of men and women. The Scottish Parliament has a long history as a ‘family-friendly’ organisation and has shown real commitment to achieving this culture… Read More

West Dunbartonshire Council, Commended 2015, The Cityfathers Best for all Stages of Fatherhood Award

West Dunbartonshire Council has shown that it is fully committed to supporting working fathers to achieve balance between work and family life. The council’s workforce is predominantly female (71%) and it is widely recognised that women are more likely to undertake caring responsibilities and to work flexibly and/or part-time. Through encouraging working fathers to take on a more active role in family life, the council felt it could benefit from greater engagement, retention and attraction of high-quality and committed male employees…Read More

The London School of Economics & Political Science, Winner 2014, The Cityfathers Best for All Stages of Fatherhood Award

The judges were impressed by The London School of Economics (LSE)’s continuing development of its provision for fathers. A very strong suite of policies and support is available, and a major initiative is the commitment to pay fathers up to 16 weeks APL at full pay, providing a real incentive for couples to share time off…Read More

National Grid, Finalist 2014,  The Cityfathers Best for All Stages of Fatherhood Award

Around three-quarters of National Grid’s workforce are male, and in each of the last three years, there have been 180 new fathers. With the role of fatherhood continuing to change and evolve, National Grid feels it’s important that, as a business, it is able to evolve too. Just as fathers have the desire to take a greater and more active role in the parenting of their children, so National Grid believes that supporting, encouraging and helping its fathers to make this possible will bring much higher levels of engagement from them…Read More

Citi, Commended 2014, The Cityfathers Best for All Stages of Fatherhood Award

Citi has a well-established strategy to support new fathers, part of the bank’s policy of support for parents throughout their careers. They have an excellent track record of working with fathers, and have targeted initiatives to close the cultural gap that can make it harder for fathers than mothers in the workplace…Read More

Citi, Winner 2013, The National Grid Best for all Stages of Fatherhood Award

Citi has had a specific strategy to support new fathers for a number of years. The company has a well developed Parents network with over 1500 members, and this network comprises a really good proportion of both fathers and mothers. This network enjoys senior sponsorship and provides a full calendar of events to support working parents of children of all ages…Read More

Ford, Commended 2013, The National Grid Best for all Stages of Fatherhood Award

Ford has taken an interesting approach to supporting fathers in the workplace, providing not only good policies and opportunities for fathers to combine work and family life, but also taking a wider view of what it means to be a father through work that it does within the local community…Read More

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