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Flexible working & parental leave a pay: views of parents & carers

The Government wants views on its proposals to encourage employers to be more transparent about their flexible working and parental leave and pay policies, and on its proposals to increase the number of jobs advertised part-time and flexibly. We'd like to find out what working parents and carers, and those not currently in paid work, think. Please take part in our short survey.
1. What is your age? *This question is required.
2. With which gender do you identify? *This question is required.
3. What is your household annual earned income (before tax)? *This question is required.
4. Which best describes you? *This question is required.
5. Are you in a couple household or a single parent / carer household? *This question is required.
6. How many dependent children do you have? (children 18 or under who live with you some or all of the time) *This question is required.
7. What is your employment status? *This question is required.
7. Do you consider that you work flexibly? *This question is required.
7. Do you agree that requiring employers to publish their flexible working policies would be helpful?  *This question is required.
8. Do you agree that requiring employers to publish their family-related leave and pay policies would be helpful?  *This question is required.
9. Do you agree that requiring employers to publish their policies supporting carers working for their organisation would be helpful?  *This question is required.
10. Do you agree that publishing their flexible working and family-related leave and pay policies makes an employer more attractive to work for? *This question is required.
11. When looking for a new job, do you want and/or need at least some flexibility in that role? *This question is required.
12. Do you agree that employers should be required to consider why all vacancies can't be done part-time and flexibly, and to advertise them part-time and flexibly? *This question is required.
13. Have the lack of quality, permanent, full-time and flexible job opportunities been a barrier to you applying for jobs?  *This question is required.
13. Have the lack of quality, permanent part-time/reduced hours job opportunities been a barrier to you applying for jobs?  *This question is required.
13. Have the lack of quality, permanent, full-time and flexible job opportunities been a barrier to you applying for a new job?  *This question is required.
13. Have the lack of quality, permanent part-time/reduced hours job opportunities been a barrier to you applying for a new job?  *This question is required.
13. Thinking about what is helpful to see in a job advertisement and what makes the job more attractive to you, please rank the following: *This question is required. Order the items from the following list. First select an item with the spacebar to show a menu of possible ranking positions. Next, click a ranking position to order it in the ranked list. Note the menu will display more ordering options as you add items to the ranked list.
14. Would seeing the following simple straplines capturing the employer's approach to flexible working in a job advertisement make you more or less likely to apply for that role? *This question is required.
Space Cell Extremely likelyVery likelySomewhat likelyNeither likely nor unlikelySomewhat unlikelyVery unlikelyExtremely unlikely
Happy to Talk Flexible Working
We consider flexible working requests on hiring
Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways
(P/T, job-share or F/T)
We are open to flexible working options
15. Thinking about how to drive the UK's workplaces toward more flexible and family-friendly working, is it helpful for employers to report annually on the following? *This question is required.
Space Cell Very helpfulFairly helpfulNot very helpfulNot at all helpfulDon't know
Whether flexible working may be available from the start
Approach to place, hours and times of work
Approach to informal flexible working (such as later starts to accommodate health and other appointments)
Enhancements to different types of parental leave and pay e.g. maternity leave, paternity leave, SPL etc
How many jobs are advertised flexibly (as a proportion of all jobs) with the flexible options specified
How many jobs are advertised part-time/reduced hours (as a proportion of all jobs advertised), with the types of flexibility available specified
How many staff (as a proportion of all jobs advertised) are recruited on a flexible basis? (by gender)
How many staff (as a proportion of all jobs advertised) are recruited on a part-time/reduced hours basis? (by gender)
How many staff that work part-time and/or flexibly are promoted (as a proportion of all staff promoted by gender)?
Any enhanced support for carers
This question requires a valid email address.