It is a topic that has been talked about for a long time, and although it is true that it has advanced a lot in recent times, there is still a long way to go. We talk about The conciliation. Last year, according to data from the survey carried out by InfoJobs on the employed population, only 40% indicated that they had facilities to reconcile their work and family life. Well, the latest results collected by the leading employment platform in Spain on this problem indicate that there has been no improvement: Only 41% of working people affirm this 2022 that they find facilities.
As expected, women have more difficulties than men to reconcile: thus, 61% of them indicate that it is difficult for them, compared to 56% of men. According to the National Institute of Social Security, in 2019, of the total of 59,466 professionals who interrupted their work activity (leave of absence), 89% were women.
By age group, those who find fewer facilities are the group between 25 and 44 years old (37% in the case of professionals between 25 and 34 years old; and 35% in the case of those between 35 and 44 years old), while more than half of the group between 55 and 65 years old considers that it is relatively easy (55% affirm that it is easy for them to achieve it).
People who telecommute, those who reconcile the most
According to data from the InfoJobs survey, 47% of people who have the possibility of teleworking say they find it easier to combine their work and family life, while in the case of those who continue to work from the office, the percentage drops up to 39%.
Regarding the most useful measures to reconcile indicated by the employed population that has difficulties to achieve it, the time flexibility (53% of mentions)the intensive day (38%) and the aforementioned telecommuting (34%) are positioned as the first three. They are followed by the annual paid hours of personal affairs (28%) and the real digital disconnection (23%).
In this regard, women give a higher value to those conciliation measures related to childcare (leave of time for childcare and childcare/nursing areas within the company itself). These solutions receive, respectively, 17% and 14% from this group, compared to 12% and 8% in the case of men.
By age, younger people value digital disconnection measures more (34%, eleven percentage points above the national average); those between 25 and 34 prefer to be able to change the shift or day with their peers (30%, eight percentage points more than the average) as well as to take leave for child care (18%, four percentage points above ).