workingmums.co.uk has launched its annual survey which covers how parents have coped over the last 18 months, from flexible working, employment rights and equality issues to financial and mental wellbeing.
workingmums.co.uk has launched its annual survey with a focus on how working families have coped over the last 18 months and what can be done to better support them.
The survey includes a section on furlough, which covers everything from whether furlough has been topped up and whether parents have been turned down for furlough for childcare reasons to whether they have used the flexible furlough scheme and how being on furlough has made them feel about their job.
It also covers flexible working, for example, how parents want to work in the future, whether flexible working has been withdrawn or changed and the impact that has had on their working lives and whether more flexible working will encourage them to stay with their employer or change employer.
The survey includes questions on sharing childcare, financial well being, mental health, whether Covid has changed parents’ career plans, attitudes to self employment post-Covid and whether they feel their employer is committed to and has taken action on diversity and inclusion in the last 18 months.
The survey also seeks to gauge whether concerns about working after having children have affected career directions, the impact of a supportive employer – or not – on them and whether they – and their partner – have progressed their career since having children.
The annual survey runs over the next couple of months and the results will be published in the summer. 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 the aim is to 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 in particular, given they are still likely to be the main carers.
A workingmums.co.uk spokesperson said: “We really want to hear from working mums about their experiences, particularly their experiences over the last 18 months since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.”
All completed surveys will be entered into our free prize draw to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers – parents need to simply ensure they complete their contact details at the end if they wish to enter.
*To enter the survey, click here.