Supporting Mothers and Children (DPG Careers and Children)
We recently featured in this great article from DPG great article from DPG on supporting mothers and children and the problems Mums face and how mothers could be better supported in the workplace. With extensive commentary from DPG CEO, Sarah Aubrey, the article draws on research conducted with a thousand Mums then input from us on how businesses can best tackle these issues.
struggled to balance their time between childcare and work
One in ten suffered from mental health issues in relation to their return to work
One-third struggled to cover the costs of childcare
Over half felt guilty at spending so much time away from their children
“The consequence of these problems is severe for businesses as well as employees. Almost half (49%) of women reduced their hours after having children, so they could better balance family and work life. A further 19% left their jobs altogether due to the difficulties they faced. This represents a huge loss of knowledgeable and experienced staff across UK industries, who may have stayed in employment had more steps been taken by employers to help them.” This is our very raison d’etre – this extensive loss of talent and skills is the very thing we are trying to stop, and this is why we were do delighted to be invited to comment.
DPG are a CIPD accredited provider of various training and qualifications. Definitely worth a look if you’re considering furthering or changing your career.
Thanks DPG Plc for talking to us!