7th Feb 2017 | 09.30 to 11.45 | Maclay Murray & Spens, 1 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1A
Excellence in Supporting Parents in the Workplace
Are working mothers and fathers in your organisation achieving equality?
How do employers support parents in their workforce to strike a satisfactory balance between work and care?
Offering parent-friendly perks doesn’t just benefit your employees and their families. Family friendly and flexible work arrangements also increases employee retention and helps to attract the best talent.
Discuss this and more at our free breakfast forum in Glasgow on Tuesday 7th February, kindly hosted by Maclay Muray & Spens.
23rd Feb 2017 | 11.30 to 12.30 | Alsh Suite 2, SECC, Glasgow
How can families maximise income?
Join Family Friendly Working Scotland (FFWS) and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) as they examine ways in which employers can help families maximise their income. In-work poverty is rising and work by itself is not a route out of poverty. The majority of working age adults in poverty (52%) are from working households and growing up in poverty can have a profound and lasting impact on children. Access to training, family friendly and flexible working can have an impact on poverty and improve business performance. In addition to increasing wages, family incomes can also be improved through the take up of benefits. What could employers do to help families make the most of their income?
10th Jan 2017 | 18.00 to 20.00 | The Fleming Room, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP
Gillian Martin MSP warmly welcomes you to join her for Family Friendly Working Scotland (FFWS) Parliamentary Reception on 10th January 2017. The reception will be attended by stakeholders with an interest in improving working conditions for all employees in Scotland, and in particular those on low incomes. This evening will provide an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with key influencers and decision makers in an informal setting.
18th Jan 2017 | 14.00 to 17.00 | Atlee Suite, Portcullis House, London SW1A 2LW
The UK Government has launched a Review of Modern Employment Practices and is also publishing a new Industrial Strategy.
What opportunities do these present for working parents and carers?
What impact will wider economic and political changes have on UK families?
What will happen to those who are ‘just about managing’?
The Value the Difference project aims to tackle Unconscious Bias in the workplace through a combination of research activity, organisational intervention and individual career support to employees from participating organisations. The project is being co-ordinated by Glasgow City Council and is funded by the BIG Lottery and is completely FREE to participate in.
NHSGGC’s Employment & Health Team are organising a seminar to help raise awareness of issues relating to older workers. The seminar will have a mixture of speakers and case studies highlighting the key themes.