Tag Archives: fatherhood

APPG Women & Work Report 2017

30 January 2017 | Leave a comment

Are you struggling to find the right people for the vacancies in your organisation? Is gender diversity on your agenda? Last year we hosted a ‘hidden talent action tank’ to help employers tap into the increasing number of skilled women who want to come back to work after an extended break. This week, we attended the launch of the ‘Women and Work’[1] report from a cross-party group of MPs and bring you the highlights from an employer perspective. You can … Read More


Flexible Father – Richard Cahill

5 December 2016 | Leave a comment

This post is part of our #FlexibleFathers series and we’re spinning the spotlight on tax specialist Richard Cahill who had a job offer withdrawn when he reiterated his need for flexible working. Richard has worked for Grant Thornton, Lloyds Bank, JP Morgan and Hilton.   The Talent Keeper Specialists believe flexible working is a business tool for increasing employee engagement, pumping up productivity and driving down real estate costs. It’s time for flexible working to go mainstream and for the … Read More


Involved fathers, committed professionals

22 October 2015 | Leave a comment

On a recent project for the Law Society of Scotland we heard some great examples of men doing their very best to be active fathers whilst still delivering commercial goals. Here are men in their own words reflecting on how to get off to a good start as a new father.  “Be involved, be upfront with clients, prioritise sleep.” “Your kids are only young once. If you don’t read to them or put them to bed now, you never will. And … Read More


Paternity Perspectives – Businesses Benefit from Active Fathers

28 April 2014 | 1 Comment

229,000 fathers now stay at home with their children – more than double than in 1993. The ONS reports this month that there’s been a 5% increase in the number of fathers giving up work in the past year, whilst the number of women at home has fallen by 45,000 to 2.04 million. According to various studies and surveys, men’s desire for a greater ‘balance’ between work and home is more apparent than ever before and a poll by the … Read More