Data from 556 telephone interviews with full-time workers showed that 36% of men reported doing most of their work from remote places, including home, compared to 23% of women. This echoes previous research that showed a higher proportion of men than women taking advantage of remote working.
Read more on Quartz.Tags: Gender, Media, Remote Working, United States
Noting the 9% pay gap between men and women this article reports on economist Claudia Goldin’s contention that the most important factor in reducing gender inequality is for companies to see the benefits of work flexibility.
While men and women often enter the workforce earning equal wages, as they enter their 30s and 40s, men open up a big lead. Seniority in positions (and pay) comes with longer working hours that many women find hard to combine with other responsibilities.
Importantly, however, she notes that there needs to be a shift in attitudes towards both flexible working and the role of men in childcare.
Read more on The Atlantic.Tags: Flexible Working, Gender, inequality, Media, United States, Working Time
Simon Rothery, the Australian chief executive of Goldman Sachs, is one of a number of senior executives and CEOs who are concerned about the flood of women leaving the corporate workforce.
Changes introduced by Rothery led to a rise in the proportion of female recruits, from 25 to 60%, by developing a culture of informal flexibility for both men and women so employees can come in late, leave early and work from home if necessary.
This, however, has not fed through the higher level positions. He has called for a debate on childcare costs to help halt the drain on talent.
Read more on The Guardian.Tags: Childcare, Gender, Media
Ashoka Fellow argues that there is a blockage in the UK employment system around flexibility that fails business as well as those who need flexible working conditions. This stems from an:
old-world recruitment industry not fit for modern work culture.
Read more on Forbes.Tags: Flexible Working, Media, Work-Life Balance