Why is it important for employers to support fathers?
Social and demographic developments in the UK have lead to a change in the practical and emotional needs and expectations of fathers. In the majority of families, both parents work, so fathers are required to share family responsibilities and more fathers want to take a more hands-on parenting role. Research shows that men experience stress caused by conflicts between work and family responsibilities. Employers that support fathers to find an appropriate balance between work and family commitments are likely to benefit from increased commitment and productivity from fathers.