"For all the progress made on women's rights, one measure of inequality still stands out: Females earn less than males, even in the same occupations. Closing this gender gap will require changing the way employers think about work."
Following last week's revelation that the planned extension of Flexible Working Rights to all UK employees would be delayed beyond the proposed implementation date in April, new statistics released by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and a new report from the Working Families charity have revealed some of the disparities that exist in flexible working arrangements across the country.
A new wave of enterprising mothers is proving that you don't need to be chained to the desk in order to boost your bank balance. Charlotte Pearson Methven reports on the rise of the new pin-money posse
It's not just your working mom's work/life anymore! It turns out Work/Life strategies are important to a spectrum of employees, more so than ever before. Men, Women, Parents, Child Free Couples, Young Professionals, Boomers moving to next phase of life. Corporations that recognize this trend and support employees on work/life challenges - will keep their talent.
David Greene talks to Liza Mundy about her article "The Daddy Track." In The Atlantic magazine, she writes about how women benefit when men take paternity leave. Mundy is a program director at the New America Foundation, a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank that focuses on a variety of issues.
"When it comes to getting ahead, a women-friendly employer is vital to your success. Here are a few ways you can ensure you're making a move to a company that goes out of its way to recruit and retain women:"
"Unfortunately, articles like this add fuel to the wrong assumption that if you have a tough job, one that makes lots of demands, you shouldn't think you can meet the job's requirements and also do right by your personal life.
The story is making a mountain out of a molehill; not to mention giving yet more credence to this as a solution to the issue of work-life fit."
The Disability, Work and Parenting Study Group was established in 2013 as a study group of the Work and Family Researchers Network. The aim of the group is to bring together researchers, practitioners and parents to share their knowledge, expertise and experience of being and working with disabled parents and parents of disabled children who are in or trying to gain paid employment. More about the Study Group is here.