Can HR learn from Mary Poppins?

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21 Jun 2016

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“You've got to grind, grind, grind At that grindstone Though child'ood slips like sand through a sieve And all too soon they've up and grown And then they've flown” A warning that hits home for a workaholic father in the 1964 film Mary Poppins; declaring that work should play second fiddle to spending valuable time with his children. A report from the Trades Union Congress states that dads on average receive a 21% ‘wage bonus’ which may be due to fathers working longer hours and an increased effort at work compared to those without children. This illustrates that fathers are still assumed to be the major breadwinner. Cathie Gilhooly, Head of HR Operations for Croner, states that: “Shared Parental Leave is a case in point; one year after the scheme started there has been little uptake, this is because men feel it would be perceived negatively or prevent career progression. Pay also has an impact, as they often cannot justify the salary reduction even if they wanted to spend additional time with their child. “Despite the Government encouraging fathers to take a greater role in parenting and childcare, shifting the focus and perceptions away from the mother by offering parental leave and flexible working, it seems that our society still has an ingrained belief that the father is the breadwinner and this view is unlikely to change soon.” For more information on how Croner can help HR to give dads more time with their children, please call 0800 032 4088.

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