Advice by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of HR Advisory at Peninsula… Earlier this month, schools reopened across England as an attempt to kickstart the nation back to some form of normality. Since pupils of all ages have been allowed to return to school, parents have also been able to gradually return to work. However, with […]
What rights do working parents have when there is a Coronavirus outbreak at school?
What leave and flexible working are parents entitled to during the pandemic?
Advice by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula With many children set to remain out of school for some time, employers who are trying to return to normal may see an increase in parents struggling with childcare. To this end, they must be familiar with the rights that working parents have. Denying employees […]
Aren’t able to relax until after 8.30pm? You’re not alone
Busy parents juggling work, chores and children don’t get the chance to relax until 8:39pm. A study of 2,000 mums and dads found keeping the kids entertained, cooking meals and clearing up after the family mean they don’t get to sit down and unwind until late in the evening. Cleaning the kitchen, making sure children are […]
Working mums: ‘We want more flexibility in the workplace’
Women are a key part of a growing contingent workforce of freelancers, consultants and part-timers. Despite numerous government policies to attract more mothers back into the workplace, retention is still a significant struggle. To find out why this is the case, John Williams, Head of Marketing at Instant Offices, explores how employers can tackle retention issues […]
Should parents be allowed to bring their children to work during summer holidays?
By Peninsula Associate Director of Advisory Kate Palmer The summer holidays can be a struggle for working parents as they look to put in place childcare arrangements whilst the schools are shut. During this time, employers will likely see an influx of requests for annual leave and may have to not allow some of their […]
Do working parents lose out?
UK businesses need to do more to help working parents balance their professional lives and family commitments without making staff feel unfairly judged, stressed and anxious. A major new survey of 1,400 working parents by CIPHR.com has revealed that 75% of working parents are suffering from stress and anxiety as a result of trying to […]
Parental leave app to keep employees connected
My Family Care is hoping to help new and expectant parents in the workplace address their work-life balance through a new mobile app. The Parental Leave Toolkit aims to make HR and management teams more accessible when tackling issues such as parental leave, career progression and personal wellbeing. Believing that in order to support the […]
UK working parents spent just two hours a day with the kids this half term
Working parents across Britain spent an average of just two hours a day with their children this week for half term, according to new research. The survey of 2000 UK employees conducted by conference call provider Powwownow found that more than half of British working parents (57%) spend just two hours a day with their children […]
The parenthood penalty is becoming a realistic concern
The possibility of a parenthood penalty demonstrates that behaviours toward working parents have yet to evolve, according to diversity consultancy The Clear Company. In light of recent research highlighting that the gender pay gap remains prolific in the UK and further reports of an emergence of the ‘fatherhood penalty’, The Clear Company has raised concerns […]
School breakfast clubs a ‘lifeline’ for working mums
New research reveals a third of today’s working British mums would have to give up work if it wasn’t for the support of school breakfast clubs. Describing the mornings as ‘tiring’ and ‘stressful’, just a fifth of working mums and dads claimed they found time to enjoy breakfast with their children, with nearly 60% ranking […]