Family-friendly employers stay ahead of the curve - Fathers Network Scotland





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Published on Oct 4, 2017

Forward-thinking employers know what elite sports coaches now teach as standard: that old-fashioned hard graft is unsustainable and inefficient without flexibility, rest and adaptation.

That's why the "culture of winning" at Sportscotland's Institute of Sport in Stirling pervades its family-friendly flexible HR policy as much as its world-class performance sports coaching.

Data manager and devoted dad David Early talks about the contrast between his previous employer - which he left when it reneged on agreed parental leave plans around his daughter's birth - and the flexible win-win arrangement with his new boss.

Dr Jasmine Kelland of the University of Plymouth discusses research that shows many employers appear to impose a "fatherhood forfeit" on dads seeking family-friendly conditions - but asks: do you really want to lose your most talented dads?

Still think flexible working is just for women? Learn the liberating reality here and keep your organisation ahead of the curve.

This video was filmed and edited by Nick Thorpe of Fathers Network Scotland, a charity funded by the Scottish Government to help create a gender-equal, father-friendly world.

It was released National Work Life Week 2017 as part of our campaign to #DadUp.

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