Labor conciliation, still much to improve in Spanish companies

The reconciliation of family and work life is a right collected in the Law for Equality but, is it met in Spain? According to the study 'What, how and how do companies manage conciliation in Spain', more than half of the companies in our country they do not include labor conciliation in their organizational management.

The report was prepared by the MásFamilia Foundation and was presented at the beginning of December at the Annual General Meeting of the Spanish Association of Directors of Human Resources (Aedrh), whose Technical Commission on Safety and Occupational Health has also participated in the realization.

According to this foundation, thatl 61 percent of companies do not include labor conciliation in their management demonstrates that organizations "seem more interested in providing conciliation than in managing it" because, as he has argued, most of the companies that have participated do have policies and actions in favor of labor conciliation.


Conciliation and conduct

The study also highlights that 65 percent of organizations include the conciliation in your code or behavior manual, while in 43 percent of cases this right is part of the dictionary of competences and their evaluation systems.

In this same sense, the study reveals that more than half of the companies that participated in the report have implemented measures in the matter. Specifically, these measures are flexible hours (91%), those that relate to children of employees (44%) and adaptation of days for professional development (71%).

Committed to conciliation

For the director of Fundación Másfamilia, Roberto Martínez, the results show that the 'average' companies that participate in the study are "committed to conciliation, since its offer of conciliation is quite developed, as well as some aspects of its strategy and leadership. "However, not everything is good: in his opinion, Spanish companies" suffer from an ad hoc management "aimed at obtaining corporate results. "


In this line, the HR director of EDP Renovaveis, Estrella Martín, points out that, although it is recognized in the companies of the group the importance of conciliation, no progress has been made "towards a consolidated reality in the daily management of employees as a means to obtain the objectives of the company".

It may interest you:

- 7 tips to reconcile family and work

- Barriers to conciliation in Spain

- Reconciling, cino ideas for working mothers and fathers

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