Fathers Network Scotland today backed calls for a complete overhaul of employment law and a well-paid three-month period of “daddy leave” following the publication of a major UK study into fatherhood.
A couple of years ago before my wife Sarah went back to work after maternity leave, we started to look at what our options for childcare were. We had young children and where we live in Edinburgh there is a lack of childcare services. We were both going to be working full time so the most realistic option for us was to try an Au Pair.
It’s winter, and germs and bugs are all over the place. Last week I was reminded, in the most sleep-deprived of ways, the amazing job that parents do looking after sick children. And how important having an understanding, flexible employer makes to making life (and work), that little bit easier.
The week was an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance.
2-6 October 2017 is National Work Life Week!
Organised by Family Friendly Working Scotland, the awards showcase the work of forward-thinking businesses who support employees to combine home and work life. They are the only business awards which specifically recognise employers that have created a great flexible and family friendly working culture.
New research has examined for the first time the ratio of quality jobs advertised as open to flexible working options in Scotland.