Equal Lives with Deloitte: Time Out scheme, which enables all employees to achieve a better balance between career and personal commitments

Deloitte's Time Out scheme enables all employees to achieve a better balance between career and personal commitments

The Equal Lives research in partnership with Santander UK, has shown that 84% of men think that employers should support them with their caring responsibilities for adults or children, but only 43% believe that their employer does this. We are calling on employers to review their policies to better support men. Some organisations have already implemented policies and schemes to support all of their employees. 

One example is, Deloitte’s Time Out scheme which enables employees to take a four-week block of unpaid leave in addition to their holiday entitlement to achieve a better balance between their career and personal commitments. Time Out can be taken every year, at a time which suits both the individual and the business. Although it is unpaid, benefit allowances are ongoing during these periods of leave. Introduced in 2014, Time Out has proved popular across the organisation – with over 700 employees so far benefitting from the initiative.

Watch the video to find out more about how the scheme benefits fathers and carers.