May 12

Firms fail to promote family-friendly policies

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Up to half the workforce is unaware of the work-life balance policies theircompanies offer, suggests research. A study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation at six large employers inSheffield and Canterbury shows that staff often do not know about the policiesopen to them. The research into local government, supermarket and retail banking, carriedout by Sheffield Hallam and City Universities, found a lack of staff awareness,training, guidance and consultation about work-life issues. Managers claim demanding service delivery targets mean it is difficult toagree to unpaid leave and other requests for flexibility. The research found that one in five employees cares for a dependent adultand one in three cares for children. Sue Yeandle, co-author of the study, said: “Employers should clearly bedoing more to raise awareness of their family-friendly policies among theworkforce. “The need for better training as identified by many managers, is in howto implement those policies fairly, another area that needs to beaddressed.” A separate Joseph Rowntree Foundation report finds the majority ofdual-income families have one or both parents working outside normal nine tofive hours. www.jrf.org.uk Comments are closed. Firms fail to promote family-friendly policiesOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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