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TitleFacts about dads
Date2005
Material typeFactsheet
AbstractThis briefing draws on the findings of two EOC research reports and other sources to present some of the key facts about fathers’ employment patterns, their changing role within the family and how changing expectations require new, more flexible approaches to working practices.
Webhttp://www.eoc.org.uk
Author(s)Equal Opportunity Commission
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFamilies and work in the 21st century
Date2003
Material typeResearch Report
Abstract“An overview of a research programme examining the relationship between work and family life, drawing together the findings from 19 individual research projects to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of this relationship at the beginning of the twenty-first century, addressing issues such as childcare, caring for older relatives, employment and self-employment, flexible working, working unsociable hours and the ability to move with a job.”
Webhttp://www.jrf.org.uk
Author(s)Dex, Shirley
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFamily business
Date2000
Material typeBook
AbstractContributions from an international range of individuals and that discusses the emerging work-life agenda, assessment of recent policy initiatives and offers practical solutions for the future.
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Author(s)Wilkinson, Helen
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFamily-friendly employment: the business case, Research Report 136
Date1999
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractExamination of family friendly practices to identify their aims, costs, implementation and effects and outline business benefits to obtain by organisations. Also provides practical examples of how SMEs have successfully implemented family-friendly working practices.
Webhttp://www.employment-studies.co.uk
Author(s)Bevan, S et. al.
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFamily-friendly rights
Date2003
Material typeBook
AbstractIn April 2003 the government changed maternity leave rights and expanded the family friendly package. This book gives in-depth guidance for employers on how to implement these changes and outlines other legal rights afforded to working parents, including parental leave and time off for dependants.
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Author(s)Hammonds
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFamily-friendly working? putting policy into practice
Date2002
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractThe study first highlights how 17 companies are setting about establishing family-friendly policies and explores how far the presence of recognised trade unions influences policy provision.
Webhttp://www.jrf.org.uk
Author(s)Bond, Sue et. al.
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFamily-friendly working, what a performance: an analysis of the relationship between the availability of family-friendly policies and establishment performance
Date2001
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractThis paper uses the Management and Employee Questionnaires from the 1998 Workplace Employee Relations Survey (WERS98) to consider whether the performance of workplaces which offer a range of family-friendly policies are superior to that of workplaces without such practices. The research found that in almost all cases where there is a significant relationship between the use of a family-friendly practice and workplace performance, this relationship is positive.
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Author(s)Gray, H.
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFarrelly Facilities & Engineering Ltd
Date2003
Material typeCase study
AbstractHow reducing staff hours helped increase sales and profits.
Webhttp://www.farrellyfacilities.com/main.html
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Small (1-50)

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TitleFathers: balancing work and family
Date2003
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractTwo EOC research studies explored how fathers fulfill their roles both within the family and at work and what support could be of most benefit to them in combining these roles.
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Author(s)Equal Opportunity Commission
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFlexible futures: flexible working and work-life integration: summary findings from stage two of the research
Date2001
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractSecond stage of research commissioned by Centre for Business Performance, at Institute of Charted Accountants, in England and Wales, into flexible working and the accountancy profession. This part of the research was a more in-depth study into issues, which arose from the first stage. The report can be accessed as an electronic PDF document from Centre of Business Performance.
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Author(s)Cooper, Professor Cary L
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFlexible working and paternity leave: the full rate for fatherhood
Date2005
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractBased on research by MORI, this report examines the attitudes of employees to paternity leave and flexible working. It also shows a growing acceptance of flexible working by employers. Contents include: proportion of employees who have access to flexible working practices and the extent to which requests to employers are granted; attitudes to the length of statutory paternity leave and statutory paternity pay; organisational, social and cultural factors influencing whether or not paternity leave is taken.
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Author(s)CIPD
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFlexible working : an employer survey
Date2005
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractExamines how organisations are making use of flexible working practices, the effect on empoyee motivation and the effects on business. It seeks to understand some of the challenges around the effective implementation of flexible working, including: range and availability, motivations for using, perceived effects, take-up and evaluation, the challenge of communication and implementation and flexible working in context.
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Author(s)CIPD
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFlexible working employee survey – results of the first survey
Date2004
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractDTI survey found amongst other things, that 52% of respondents were aware of the right to ask for flexible working, 13% of employees had requested flexible working options since April 2003, 38% asking for part-time, 25% for flexitime options. More women, than men, showed awareness of the rights (55% to 49%), and more women asked for flexible working, (41% compared with 31%) with significant gap between women and men with children under six years old (37% compared with 10%).
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Author(s)Palmer, Tom
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFlexible working: impact and implementation – an employer survey
Date2004
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractThis survey explores how organizations are making use of flexible working practices, their motivations for doing so, and the effects they are seeing on their businesses. It also seeks to understand some of the challenges around the effective implementation of flexible working.
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Author(s)Palmer, Tom
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFlexible working in the IT industry: long-hours cultures and work-life balance at the margins
Date2004
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractThis study sought to examine the views of IT professionals about flexible work
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Author(s)Department of Trade and Industry. Great Britain
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFlexible working: meeting the business challenge. In: Equal Opportunities Review
Date2004
Material typeArticle
AbstractCase study of Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT) addressing work-life balance issues by introducing homeworking and flexitime, time of in lieu, flexible holiday leave and a dog policy. And case study of Job Centre Plus, Birmingham and Solihull, where the DWP’s ‘diversity with purpose’ strategy was employed to give a more diverse workforce reflecting their customers more fully. Job Centre Plus Birmingham and Solihull introduced flexible working hours, job shares, generous paternity and maternity leave allowances and a scheme to keep in touch with those on leave.
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Vol/IssueNo.127, pp7-11
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFlexible working practices
Date2005
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractThis survey of HR professionals in the UK looked at their perceptions of flexible working, what is done in practice, and how it benefits their organisation.
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Author(s)IFF Research Ltd
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFlexible working: Survey of awareness
Date2000
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractShort survey of 800 people about their knowledge of and attitudes to changes in flexible working entitlements. Nearly 6 in 10 have some knowledge of the new working parents right – but over a third say their knowledge is only vague and 4 in 10 have no knowledge at all. This is a synopsis of the survey results.
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Author(s)Equal Opportunities Commission. Great Britain
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFlexible working: the implementation challenge
Date2005
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractLooks at how organisations are implementing flexible working, and the effect on staff motivation and the wider business. Issues examined include the range and availability of flexible working, why organsiations use it, its effects, communicating the policy, and take-up and evaluation.
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Author(s)CIPD
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFlexible working: the right to request and the duty to consider: a guide for employers and employees
Date2003
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractDetailed guidance on the right for employees to request flexible working and the duty on the employer to consider requests seriously. In 8 main sections, the guide covers: eligibility; making an application, considering an application; reaching a decisions; exceptions to the procedure and withdrawals; unresolved applications; and how the right works with other legislation.
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Author(s)Department of Trade and Industry. Great Britain
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFree to choose: tackling gender barriers to better jobs – England final report – EOC’s investigation into workplace segregation and apprenticeships
Date2005
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractThis is the EOC Investigation into the segregation of men and women in training and work (known as occupational segregation), according to its statutory powers under section 57 (1) of the Sex Discrimination Act. These allow the Commission to make recommendations for changes to policies and procedures or even to the law. The investigation has concentrated on five sectors: construction, engineering, plumbing, information and communications technology (ICT), and childcare.
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Author(s)Equal Opportunities Commission. Great Britain
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleFree to choose: tackling gender barriers to better jobs – Great Britain summary report – EOC’s investigation into workplace segregation of women and men
Date2005
Material typeResearch Report
Abstract
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Author(s)Equal Opportunities Commission. Great Britain
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFull and fulfilling employment: creating the labour market of the future
Date2002
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractThis paper “analyses the UK labour market and sets out the Government’s vision of its future direction and the policies being delivered to help achieve this.” It explains the three principles that underlie government policies for the labour market of the future: full employment, diversity and choice, and raising productivity.
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Author(s)Department of Trade and Industry. Great Britain
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
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