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  • Here is one easy change for all employers to make this National Work Life Week

    If employers are serious about creating a culture where employees with caring responsibilities feel supported, then they need to be more open about how they do that in practice.

  • Where next for Shared Parental Leave: reflections on ‘Fathers and the Workplace’ recommendations

    Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee today released its report from the Fathers and the Workplace inquiry which highlights the difficulties fathers have in balancing their careers and childcare responsibilities. Dr Emma Banister from Alliance Manchester Business School and Dr Ben Kerrane from Lancaster University Management School give us their thoughts on the report’s recommendations.

  • Time to fix the fathers?

    Welcome to the Mummy Track, guys.  Our Modern Families Index 2018 shows very little difference between men and women - fathers are making the same career compromises as mothers do, which we have been agonising over for decades.  Men and women turn down promotions, say no to a new job - steer their career into the sidings and idle the engine for a few years.

  • Three ideas to make this country a better place, for women, for men, and even for business

    Sybille Raphael, Head of Legal Advice at Working Families, spoke to employment lawyers about Working Families, the gender pay gap, and pressing for progress on International Women’s Day.

  • Why are UK men working such long hours?

    by Helen Norman and Colette Fagan, University of Manchester When couples have children, it is usually the mother rather than the father who adapts her employment hours and schedules to accommodate the demands of raising children. Most mothers drop to part-time hours while some exit the labour market completely. But what happens when men have children? Do their work hours and schedules change too?

  • Tribunal ruling: a storm in a teacup?

    It was only a matter of time but now a tribunal has been asked, is it discrimination for employers not to offer enhanced pay for shared parental leave (SPL), but to do so for maternity leave?

  • Shared Parental Leave in the UK: is it working? Lessons from other countries

    This week marks two years since the introduction of Shared Parental Leave (SPL). Hailed as a flagship policy, which gives parents more choice around balancing work and care, SPL has been praised for allowing fathers to take a longer period of time off work to bond with their baby (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 2014). Manchester University's Helen Norman and Colette Fagan explore why only a minority of fathers are taking up the scheme.

  • Shared Parental Leave: “I hope I have inspired others to do it”

    As the Shared Parental Leave scheme celebrates its second birthday, father of two Adam Gretton talks about his experience.

  • An afternoon in Westminster: the Working Families policy conference

    By Richard Dunstan, Workflex blog editor Last Tuesday, some 120 policy wonks, campaigners and academics gathered in Portcullis House, Westminster for the second Working Families annual policy conference, kindly hosted by former cabinet minister Maria Miller MP. With the presentation of two new Working Families reports, keynote speeches by MPs from each of the three […]

  • Shared parental leave: the beginning of a quiet revolution?

    By Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive Opinion seems to be sharply divided about the prospects of success for shared parental leave (SPL), due to come into force next year. On the one hand, Business Secretary Vince Cable expresses his deep satisfaction at “having extended the right to request flexible working and introduced shared parental leave. I am […]