Developing a Family-Friendly Workplace
28 Apr 2020 | 9am to 4pm
On 28th April, Working Families are delighted to be partnering with the Dods Diversity & Inclusion team for their event, ‘Developing a Family-Friendly Workplace’ in Central London. This event is aimed at line managers and HR professionals interested in learning about how best to attract and support families in the workplace. Our CEO, Jane van Zyl, will be speaking on parental leave and childcare. For followers of Working Families a 10% discount on bookings is available with the code WORKINGFAMILIES10.
The Government Equalities Office released a ‘Family Friendly Policies’ guide for employers earlier this year, drawing a direct line between such policies and tackling the gender pay gap. There are broader implications of such policies, however – creating a family-friendly workplace can also allow parents to engage more fully at home and at work, benefitting productivity, wellbeing, staff loyalty and retention.
The necessary adaptation is three-stranded, and relatively clear-cut. Amending flexible working, parental leave and childcare support and policies are fundamental to family-friendly workplace practice. Communication is also key, as is cultural change in ensuring that take-up is successful. The needs of alternative families — such as single-parents, adoptive parents, or gay parents – are also crucial considerations.
At ‘Developing a Family-Friendly Workplace: Adapting Practice and Enhancing Productivity’, line managers and HR professionals will have the opportunity to hear from speakers pioneering these policies on how to successfully adopt and implement them, whilst learning from experienced practitioners about embedding and championing these changes.