This year’s workingmums.co.uk annual survey has been launched and the aim is to give a more comprehensive picture of the impact of parenting on work.
workingmums.co.uk has launched its annual survey with a focus on how prepared people are for parenthood, how the experiences of their own carers have affected their parenting and on how parenting has affected their mental health.
The survey aims to ascertain to what extent the number of children parents have affects their attitudes to and ability to stay in their jobs/professions, how important flexible working is to them and what type is of most benefit.
It also seeks to gauge whether concerns about working after having children have affected career directions, the impact of a supportive employer – or not – on return to work and whether they – and their partner – have progressed their career since having children.
There is a section on flexible working which looks at whether being turned down for it or having it taken away have impacted parents’ ability to work, how much sharing home responsibilities has helped women at work and whether their workplaces are supportive of dads’ right to work flexibly.
Other questions cover issues such as mental health, sexual harassment at work, pay and sexual discrimination.
The annual survey runs over the next couple of months and the results will be published in April. workingmums.co.uk will also be filtering the results over the next few months to compare, for instance, for regional differences, work pattern differences and family size differences.
The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and your responses can help encourage organisations across the UK to make changes to the way they manage workers and take into account the different priorities and challenges faced by mums.
Everyone who responds has the choice to enter into a free prize draw to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers.