Working parents

A working parent’s lessons learned from COVID-19

At the onset of the pandemic, working parents were forced to completely readjust. Almost overnight, what had been considered 'home' evolved to encompass both 'office' and 'classroom'. 

Working parents the most eager to return to the office

A huge majority (81%) of working parents at small UK businesses are looking forward to returning to the workplace after time spent juggling remote work with childcare over the summer holidays.

Working fathers experience momentum for real change

There have been passionate father campaigners for decades, and there have been high profile trailblazers, though only a few followed their lead. But it seems that now there is finally a critical mass...

Working parents’ employment rights during the school closure

As colleges, primary schools and secondary schools are to remain closed at least until February half term, what employment rights do working parents have to help them with the difficult and stressful...

Becoming a parent boosts work performance

While parents feel their competence improves after having children, employers still focus on the challenges of balancing work and family life

CIPD launches parents returners programme

?The CIPD has secured funding from the Government Equalities Office to run a pilot scheme that will help parents get back into work in Yorkshire and The Humber

Workplace maternity discrimination rife

Unfair treatment towards pregnant women and returning mothers is still common in the workplace, according to exclusive research by HR magazine

One month until Working Families Best Practice Awards 2019 entry deadline

?There’s one month left to apply for Working Families’ Best Practice Awards 2019

Government maternity discrimination plans receive mixed reaction

The government has set out new proposals to protect pregnant women and new parents, as thousands of workers with children face job loss and discrimination

Sadiq Khan reveals plans to support working parents of premature babies

The mayor of London has announced plans to introduce premature and neonatal leave at City Hall, and has called on other employers to match his policy

Businesses to publish parental pay and leave policies

Ten major firms have agreed to publish their parental leave and pay policies online in a move to become more transparent to working parents

Childcare costs rise three times faster than wages

?Working parents with children under five have seen nursery fees rise three times faster than their wages over the past decade, according to the TUC