PageGroup, the specialist recruitment company, has launched Parents@Page to support all parents in the business, with a significant focus on fathers and same sex parents.
With the assistance of My Family Care, the UK’s leading provider of solutions for integrating work and family, Parents@Page aims to increase staff engagement and drive the inclusive nature of PageGroup’s business by providing advice to parents on balancing work and family commitments.
Parents@Page was first launched in PageGroup’s North America business in July 2014 and is officially being launched in the UK today (Thursday 14 May) at the company’s largest consultancy office in London. The launch session is open to all employees, with a particular focus on fathers or fathers-to-be.
Sheri Hughes, Associate Director of OpenPageUK at PageGroup, is leading the launch and will be accompanied by two guest speakers from My Family Care; Managing Director, Ben Black, and Consultancy Development Manager, Emma Willars.
“I am absolutely thrilled to launch Parents@Page and help fathers successfully manage the transition into parenthood,” said Mrs Hughes.
“We launched Parents@Page to provide all parents at PageGroup encouragement and support, with resources, information and understanding throughout every step of their new journey. We are committed to creating a work environment that values both professional and personal goals and balance of time.”
Parents@Page was inspired by the global success of Women@Page, which was launched in 2012 to support mothers during pre/post maternity leave, providing valuable mentoring, help and guidance.
“As we already support mothers through several Women@Page programmes, PageGroup wants to support fathers and acknowledge that they’re increasingly taking a more hands-on-role with their children,” explains Mrs Hughes.
“Parents@Page will support fathers in our business to drive their career forward, as well as be integral to family life, fostering an environment of sharing, open communication and compassion for all parents of PageGroup.”