Business in the Community has launched a groundbreaking new project, Equal Lives, in partnership with Santander UK exploring the organisational barriers and enablers for men with caring responsibilities.
Business in the Community is inviting employers to take part in business working groups during late February and very early March, conducted through our research partner Avenir Consulting. These groups offer an opportunity to share best practice and learn from peers. The focus groups will also support and inform recommendations in the final research report which will be published in autumn 2018.
This is a fantastic opportunity for your organisation to be involved in a brand new solution-focused campaign and to showcase practical approaches to the challenges and opportunities of men with caring responsibilities.
Register to take part;
Increasingly both men and women want a better work-life balance, yet in the UK women carry out 60% more domestic labour than men and mothers provide 74% of childcare. This disproportionate shouldering of domestic duties severely restricts women’s ability to fulfil their potential at work and to progress in their careers. Meanwhile, younger fathers increasingly want a better balance between their work and home lives but are still being penalised by the ideal of a worker with no outside responsibilities.
Equal Lives aims to identify issues around balancing work and care for men and how addressing this can advance women’s equality – both in work and at home. The project will highlight existing gaps between employers’ policies and parents’ and carers’ lived experiences, whilst showcasing best practice in this area.
We also want to interview fathers for a series of focus groups on work and home life taking place in February.
If you or anyone you know in your business would be interested in participating please contact Chloe Chambraud, Business in the Community Gender Equality Director.
All participants will be incentivised.