Flexidads want work/family balance
Tuesday, November 20, 2007/
Men are increasingly likely to take on part-time work to spend more time with their kids and help their partners advance their careers, according to a new HSBC survey.
According to the survey of 1000 Australian adults, 15% of men are now working part-time. More than 50% of men surveyed said that flexible working hours were important to allow their partners to pursue their careers.
And it appears their partners agree – 63% of working mothers surveyed said a crucial ingredient in achieving a successful career and home life was having a partner who acknowledged their responsibility to work flexible working hours so they can help with family care, reports The Australian Financial Review.
There may be some good news for employers in all this, too. Of the working women surveyed, 45% believed flexible working hours would also make their partner more productive at work.