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Flexible Working: Working Mums Feel Men are Discriminated Against

Almost two thirds of working mums think men are discriminated against with regard to flexible working, according to a survey for International Women’s Day. The survey of over 365 mainly female working parents found that 65% felt men were not given a fair hearing over flexible working. The survey also showed 43% felt they did over 75% of the domestic chores and childcare. Around 40% of working mums had taken a step back in their career since having children. Only 29% had progressed. The rest had stayed at the same level. Thirty seven per cent of those who responded worked full time and 41% worked part time. The rest were not working. Women were concerned about the lack of flexible new jobs. A third felt trapped in the job they went on maternity leave from because... »

Workingmums Live Exhibition is holding its second flexible careers fair: Workingmums Live, on Tuesday 27th March 2012 at the Business Design Centre in Islington. It’s a unique event on everything related to flexible working, giving working parents the opportunity to: Meet with family friendly employers face to face including: H&M, Santander, John Lewis, Hobbs, Coca Cola Enterprises, Thames Valley Police and Everything Everywhere Hear from mother of three and BBC presenter: Joanne Gosling who has just written her book Simply Wonderwoman: A survival guide for women with too much to do Find flexible job opportunities Get advice on being self employed, starting a business or setting up a franchise Improve their CV and brush up on interview techniques Get advice on retraining from the experts M... »

Fewer Employers Willing to Hire Working Mums in 2011

Most businesses recruiting this year would not consider hiring a working mother, due to concerns about commitment and cost, new research has found. A survey of 1,000 UK businesses by serviced office space provider Regus found that 43 per cent planned to recruit this year, of which only 26 per cent planned to employ women who have children (compared to 38 per cent last year). The main concerns of respondents were that working mothers would show less commitment and flexibility than other staff, that they would leave to have another child or that women returning to the workplace after an extended absence could have out-of-date skills. Regus regional director, Celia Donne, said that the difficult economic conditions have led some employers to return to old prejudices as they focus on productiv... »