5 Ways Employers Can Support Working Parents In The Long Term By Rebecca Siciliano

The pandemic has affected all of us in different ways but working mums have been particularly hard-hit. They have shouldered the responsibility for childcare, clocking up an additional 31.5 hours per week in unpaid labour, according to PwC research. That’s 7.7 more hours than men and almost as much as another full-time job. That’s not to say that dads didn’t do their bit. Their involvement in childcare increased during lockdown; a report from the ONS found that they have pitched in 58% more than they did prior to the pandemic. However, the challenges of juggling work with childcare duties and family life are nothing new; Covid-19 has simply intensified and brought them to the fore. When you consider that there are an estimated 13 million working parents in the UK, making up more than a third of the workforce, employers simply can’t afford to ignore their needs. So, what are some of…

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