We’re thrilled to announce Transitioning Well and The Father Hood have formed an exclusive partnership to provide support for workplaces to engage and support their working parents.
At this unique time in history, we have the opportunity to create immense change for all working parents. The shift to working from home has seen the normalising of dads as visible carers in the workplace, yet many cultural and financial barriers still exist for more fathers to take parental leave.
Our report with DiMarzio Research in 2020, The Voice of Working Fathers Through Covid-19 and Beyond, found that 72 per cent of working fathers have taken on more household responsibilities during COVID-19. Sixty-four per cent of working fathers also agreed COVID-19 has been a blessing in disguise allowing them to spend more time with their family. Progress is slow, as the values of working fathers shift to contribution and support rather than being the provider. These values influence their work-related decisions and they want to work for organisations that help them to be true to these values.
Jeremy Macvean, co-director of The Father Hood, said: “From the day The Father Hood was created, the team at Transitioning Well has been our ‘go-to’ for practical, evidence-based advice to support working parents. We’re thrilled for formalise the partnership and step forward to help working parents at this time of immense challenge and change.”
Dr Sarah Cotton, co-director of Transitioning Well, said: “We are really excited about this partnership and what it means for the voice of working fathers in Australia. Alongside our Parental Leave Transition Coaching and Perinatal Workplace Wellbeing Program, The Father Hood will provide a number of additional innovative sessions designed to engage and inspire working dads.
“Working with companies like L’Oreal and LinkedIn, TFH are leaders in engaging men in the workplace and we can’t wait to see the ripple effect in other organisations stepping up to support their dads – particularly at this time!”
Contact us today to discuss how The Father Hood can drive positive cultural change in your workplace and open up these important conversations. Reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 1300 824 808