Gender policy success suffers from lack of supporting data

first_img Previous Article Next Article Morethan three-quarters of employers are operating flexible working policies toencourage women into the workplace but few monitor the impact of thesepolicies, according to a survey by Opportunity Now.GenderEquality In The Work- place, reveals that 78 per cent of employers offerflexible working programmes and 36 per cent provide teleworking and home-basedworking schemes.Butfew employers measure the take-up of schemes that support gender equality. Only56 per cent of private-sector and 67 per cent of public-sector employersprovide data for the take-up of flexible working practices among female staff.And only a third of the 181 employers surveyed consult staff about genderequality issues.Commentingon the report, Tyrone Jones, equal opportunities adviser for Halifax bank,said, “In the Halifax, we hold a series of glass-ceiling forums run bysenior women who discuss barriers to progression. We want to improve femalerepresentation across the workforce and providing flexible working helps us dothis.”www.bitc.org.uk Gender policy success suffers from lack of supporting dataOn 22 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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