Which employer is the most family friendly - Survey

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How do you balance your work and home life? Feel overloaded? Well no surprise there. Most Dads work hard to pay the bills.  In fact Fathers are the socio-economic group most likely to have a job* so our ears pricked up when we saw that next week, 7-11 October is National Work Life Week a campaign led by Working Families.

At Dad.info we support this campaign because we know how important it is to find the right balance for parents with the support of family-friendly flexible employers. At Dad.info we believe in putting children first. If you are a Dad in work and want to avoid the ‘parenthood penalty’ we need to make sure employers understand that being a committed employee and a committed parent can go hand in hand.

In the Working Families survey they discovered that:

  • 60% of parents have to work extra hours to keep on top of their workload
  • Almost half of parents (47%) say that work gets in the way of spending time with their children
  • More than a quarter of parents (29%) feel their wellbeing is poor most or all of the time
  • 86% of parents want to work flexibly, but less than half (49%) actually do

Is that kind of familiar? Is that you?

While we have your attention.

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Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

We would like to find out which employers are getting it right. So if you are on your coffee break, take a minute to fill in our survey and let us know anonymously which of your employers has the most family friendly policies:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DZ3PDTN

For more about the campaign find Working Families on Twitter @workingfamUK

 

* The Office of National Statistics reports that only just over 5% of Dads are what is termed economically inactive - i.e. on long-term sick, studying, retired or looking for work.

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