time: the intensification of work; zero-hour contracts; flexible working have and have-nots;
well-being: tackling extreme jobs/long hours; the impact of work on happiness and on health;
respect: in all areas of work, from inclusive recruitment through to rights for fathers;
money: in-work poverty, the living wage and fair pay, work for older women; and
Society: the macro picture – childcare; corporate citizenship; having a good employment footprint and access to rights for all at work.
WorkingFamilies has also revealed its top five tips to help promote and embed flexible working, based on real case studies in its new library:
Actively promote options to work flexibly to your workforce
Encourage them to suggest innovative ways of working
Mobilise your managers to role model and promote flexible working
Embed flexible working in your recruitment process – job advertisements should be specific about the type of flexibility possible in the role. Supporting line managers around role design and flexible hiring is crucial
Monitor the performance of your flexible workers to ensure their work is fairly recognised.