Article – PwC latest employer to support parents with back-to-work scheme (CIPD People Management, October 2015)
Professional services firm PwC is the latest in a line of employers to launch a returnship programme to help people back into work after an extended break.
The 12-week scheme ‘Back to Business’ is open to all applicants, however, it is predominately aimed at women wishing to return to work.
Under the PwC scheme, participants will receive a week-long induction with training, which will cover both the firm’s processes and procedures, including IT and softer skills such as personal brand, resilience, and networking. People on the programme will also have the opportunity to work on client-facing projects that draw on their experience and existing knowledge.
Article – How Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Decision Affects Young Women — Whether She Likes It Or Not (Caroline Fairchild, September 2015)
For the past 24 hours, one topic has all but taken over my emails, coffee meetings, Twitter direct messages and even my voicemails: Marissa Mayer.
The Yahoo CEO announced yesterday that she plans to take just 14 days of maternity leave in December after the birth of her identical twin girls. As the founding writer of The Broadsheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on women in business, everyone was asking me for my take on the news.
Article – Why Mark Zuckerberg’s paternity leave announcement is such a big deal (The Washington Post, November 2015)
Facebook has already revolutionized how we communicate, network and keep tabs on our exes.
Might it — or at least its chief executive — soon “disrupt” parenting, too?
On Friday company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he planned to go on paternity leave. And not just for a few perfunctory days, mind you, but two whole months. (The company offers its U.S. employees up to four months of paid parental leave.)
Article – Flexibilité du lieu de travail: il reste un tiers des DG à convaincre (Peoplesphere, November 2015)
Selon une enquête menée par Regus, environ un tiers des membres de la direction générale des entreprises refusent le travail flexible et n’offrent donc pas la possibilité à leurs collaborateurs de choisir leur lieu de travail. C’est le verre à ‘moitié vide’… Globalement, reconnaissons que la majorité des dirigeants intègrent désormais la diversité des implantations (en ce compris, le travail à domicile) dans l’organisation des équipes.
Article – Fathers Are Parents, Too (Matt Schneider, found of NYC Dads Group and MARC member, November 2013)
Can men "have it all?" In today's guest-post, long-time MARC member and NYC Dads Group founder Matt Schneider argues for an evolved culture that provides the space for men to be true partners, present fathers, and effective workers.
I’ve had the privilege of being an at-home dad for over eight years. It's a privilege because my wife and I are financially stable enough for me to work without a paycheck. It’s a privilege because I’ve been able to battle through my own internal conflicts, society's gender stereotypes, certain expectations held by family and friends, and the feelings of isolation most at-home parents experience from time to time.
Study – Rapport sur l’égal accès des femmes et des hommes aux responsabilités professionnelles et familiales dans le monde du travail (Juin 2011)
Etude française des enjeux et mutations de la parentalité dans le monde du travail, des attentes des salariés et des nouveaux modèles adoptés, des actions des entreprises françaises et nouvelles propositions, suite à une enquête auprès de 37.000 salariés dans 9 entreprises française.
Article – Times are changing: Gender and generation at work and at home (Families & Work Institute, 2011)
Study on men and women from different generations’ expectations and attitudes concerning work life balance. It shows converging work and family roles, but diverging levels of work-life conflict for fathers and mothers.
Blog – The Fatherhood Institute
UK’s fatherhood think-thank