According to recent research single parents are an untapped talent pool that could offer huge potential to employers. With many organisations now focusing on proactive flexibility does this present a great opportunity for future hiring?
Single parents have a higher unemployment rate than any other UK talent pool, according to Indeed. The jobs site found that one in 10 (10.6%) single parents are currently unemployed, more than twice the unemployment rate for Britons as a whole (4%). There are 2.8 million single parents in the UK, and 180,000 single parents currently out of work and looking for a job, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). A further 315,000 are out of the job market while looking after their families but could potentially return to work in the future.