Family-Friendly Working?

Putting Policy into Practice

Sue Bond, Jeff Hyman, Juliette Summers, and Sarah Wise

Family-Friendly Working?
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Sue Bond, Jeff Hyman, Juliette Summers, and Sarah Wise

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

90 pages | 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 | © 2002
Paper $22.50 ISBN: 9781842630501 Published January 2002 For sale in North and South America only
In responding to the needs of working parents and their employers, the Government has introduced legislation which encourages family-friendly initiatives to be determined jointly and voluntarily between employers and employees. Focusing on the key sector of financial services, Family-friendly working? reviews how companies are handling this process.By offering close insights into the dynamics of organisational decision-making processes and practices, Family-friendly working will be of value to policy makers, employers, trade unions and to bodies and individuals who seek to influence family and employment policy and legislation.

1. Introduction
Part I: Policy Formation
2. Company survey findings
3. Union perspectives on family-friendly working
Part II: Policy into Practice
4. Introduction to the second phase
5. Policy provision, communication and awareness
6. Managerial decision-making
7. The Role of employee participation
8. Employee experiences
9. Company family-friendly performance
10. Conclusions

Appendix 1: Telephone survey of finance sector unions—main issues covered
Appendix 2: Approaches to FFP provision
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