Many of the most proactive employers are already embracing this change and supporting their dads with enhanced paternity leave and pay, dads’ representatives at executive level, and paid attendance at ante-natal appointments, for example. Check out the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards for some great examples.
We know employers are key to this shift, and we’ve been doing extensive market research to find out what could support them in taking steps to create a more diverse and inclusive culture. So we are working with organisations to create dads’ networks, workshops for new fathers and to share how they use policies and benefits to create more family- friendly culture and a better work life balance for employees.
We are asking employers to sign up to Year of the Dad and share what they are doing.