New website launched for working dads

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A new job and community website for working dads has been launched to cater to an increasing demand for flexibility by employees, according to research by the site founder.

Workingdads.co.uk was founded by a Birmingham university graduate, Gillian Nissim, who launched workingmums.co.uk in 2006.

She said:

“When I launched Workingmums.co.uk 12 years ago the appetite for flexible new roles was coming almost exclusively from women. That has changed.

Our research shows that dads want more time with their children, more equal parenting and employers who acknowledge that.”

The site connects users to employers who offer more flexible working.

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“dads want more time with their children, more equal parenting and employers who acknowledge that” said Gillian Nissim.

“Interviewers would question what my wife was doing”

Blogger and working father, Richard Cahil, supports the new site having experienced the lack of flexibility for working fathers himself. He said:

“I struggled against some really backward attitudes towards men working flexibly. Interviewers would question what my wife was doing and why it had to be me picking up the children from school!”

Han-Son Lee, founder of DaddiLife said:

“The results of our recent Dad Index showed that 87% of Millennial dads are actively involved in day-to-day parenting, and yet one of the areas we hear a lot about in the community is the lack of real flexibility in their working environment.”

The site have said they hope to form a community for fathers to gain advice and stay connected to ongoing debates around flexible work.

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