Acas launches work-life balance booklet for working parents

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has launched a new booklet to assist employers with policies helping working parents to achieve a greater work-life balance.

The booklet Parents at work explains how helping working parents can benefit the wider workforce by providing a happier and healthier working environment.

The booklet outlines the advantages and disadvantages of different systems that companies can put in place to help working parents, such as flexi-time, annualised hours and term-time working.

Rita Donaghy, Acas chairwoman, said: “Our advice is easy to understand and practical. We aim to be the first port of call for employers who need advice on these sorts of issues.

“This booklet gives employers useful and straightforward information on how they can help their employees, who are also parents, to cope with both their childcare and work responsibilities,” she said.

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