As shared parental leave takes effect from 5 April this year, a new Department for Business, Innovations and Skills (BIS) poll reveals some poignant insights into how fathers feel about their children’s early years. The key finding is that two-thirds of dads regret missing key milestones in their child’s life […]

7 in 10 dads regret missing child’s early years due ...

Parents are a talented bunch, with multitasking, time management, promotion, marketing and better communication just some of the skills learnt informally while raising a family or running their own business. Yet employers could be missing out on this workforce because of inflexible working practices and the cost of childcare. Director […]

Inflexibility causing employers to miss out on parent talent

The economic recession has not dented women’s desire for flexible working, with almost all working mums rating flexible working as “very important” to them, according to the annual survey by WorkingMums the UK’s leading jobs site for working mums. Although significantly more women had been made redundant over the last […]

Survey: Flexible working still the number one priority for mums

Thanks in part to continue stigma, and sometimes simply practical issues, it can be difficult at the best of times for a new mum to breastfeed in public. However, the problem is exacerbated among lower-income workers, according to US-based Corporate Voices for Working Families. It has therefore launched an initiative […]

New programme to help lower-income mums to breastfeed at work

It’s not difficult to see how modern working practices put a strain on family relationships, but at least nearly three-quarters of small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are attempting to make things easier for parents by offering more flexible working options. Over half of working mums said they’d want […]

Three-quarters of small businesses in UK offer flexible work options ...

Check out our Family Christmas Survival guide for articles and advice. Yet more research which shows that British mums are struggling to achieve everything that they need to at work and home this Christmastime. 78% said they were feeling the strain. The Citrix-sponsored survey found that the biggest thing mums […]

Over three-quarters of mums struggling to balance work-life balance over ...

A new piece of research has discovered something that many busy mums and dads are already all too well aware of. Modern “human resource management practices” – or in other words, how employees are expected to work, what monitoring systems are in place, and how they perceive their jobs – […]

Modern working practices strain family relationships, particularly women’s

New research by the software company Citrix Online suggests that over half of the employers surveyed believe new maternity legislation introduced in Britain on 1st April this year is making some managers think twice about recruiting women. 34% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) were unaware of the new legislation, […]

New UK maternity legislation discourages business from employing women