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Have you got the balance right?

It’s time for changes in the workplace to accommodate working parents in the UK.

That’s the message behind National Work Life Week, an awareness event taking place from October 2-6.

The aim is to focus attention on the needs of parents and children, and to encourage organisations to become family-friendly.

Work Life Week is organised by two charities – Working Families and Family Friendly Working – who have released statistics on current situation working practices. They say families are losing quality time together and parents are struggling to progress their careers.

Half of all British employees would like to work flexibly, but currently only 1 in 10 jobs advertised have flexible working as an option.

Seven out of ten mums and dads work at home in the evenings and at weekends because of high workloads, a lack of time for planning and problems connected to organisational culture.

Fifty per cent of parents say their work-life balance creates stress and one in ten are ready to resign without another job to go to.

Work Life Week aims to get employers and employees talking about well-being at work and work life fit. It’s an opportunity for employers to show their employees, and potential candidates, how their organisation is building a family-friendly workplace.

Find out more at the Working Families website.

 

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