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  • What do we mean by going home ‘on time’?

    If we leave our job on time every day but then spend the entire evening either glued to our work e-mails, or even just worrying about work, then how much of our time have we really given to our families or friends that evening? The quality of the time we have spent with someone outside of work has been severely impacted. And how happy does this make us?

  • How to Make the Most of Go Home on Time Day

    If you find it difficult to finish work on time or organise your working hours, we’ve pulled together a list of top tips to help you get on your way.

  • On the road to true equality: mums and dads in 2019 and beyond

    As Bob Dylan once sang, ‘times are a changing.’ And when it comes to parents in the workplace, the last decade has brought much change—focussed predominantly on mothers at work (though there is much improvement needed there still)—but it is at least a start. The next decade may bring about even more change for even more parents, as changing family dynamics start to shine a light into the future ahead.

  • “A month after my return to work from maternity leave, my world fell apart”

    Sera is a qualified NLP Practitioner, coach & mentor, author of ‘Dana’s Walk’ and co-author of ‘Transforming Your Life’, and mum to Dana (aged 20) with Cerebral Palsy

  • Employers have a clear role to play in supporting parents and carers in work

    As part of a recent research project, we spoke with parents and people who are caring for adult friends and relatives about managing their caring responsibilities at the same time as managing employment and polled the public.

  • Time to create a system fit for the future

    Much of the debate around gender equality has focussed on the need to help women achieve parity with men, in terms of how they are treated and how much they are paid.

  • 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 we need to shout about improving the rights of parents with disabled children

    We have to value the work that carers do. We have to invest in care. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s the only financially responsible thing to do. Care is a vital motor for economic growth and productivity. People who care have valuable skills: empathy, patience, creativity. And when we talk about childcare we have to understand that includes the care of children with additional needs and disabilities. It is not good enough to expect parents to struggle alone for years.

  • 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?

  • 9 ‘til 5: no longer the only way to make a living

    As part of National Work Life Week, John Handley, HR Director at Bright Horizons Family Solutions UK writes about smart flexible working. Flexible working is a phrase we are all familiar with. In 2014 the Right to Request Flexible Working was introduced, an initiative which was met with applause by many. However, there are some who are sceptical about the practicalities of making it real, particularly if they perceive that their employees must always be “on the job”.