Shared parental leave

Shared parental leave inequalities lead to unpopularity in UK

Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, has been celebrated for taking up shared parental leave after the birth of his second child.

Is grandparental leave the next big employee perk?

Saga, the travel and insurance company for over-50s, made headlines as the first major UK employer to introduce grandparental leave and it could be a sign of how employee benefits will change over the...

The problems with Shared Parental Leave

Lockdown 2020 and my wife and I were delighted to find out we were expecting our first child. 

A working parent’s lessons learned from COVID-19

At the onset of the pandemic, working parents were forced to completely readjust. Almost overnight, what had been considered 'home' evolved to encompass both 'office' and 'classroom'. 

Same-sex parents need inclusivity drives

HR teams are always looking to create the most inclusive workplace cultures possible, but same-sex parents are likely to feel less supported.

Pandemic highlights need for gender inclusive parental leave

Volvo's announcement of 24 weeks paid parental leave for all genders highlights the shift in business mindset when it comes to employee benefits.

Working parents lying over home-schooling

A lack of flexible working options has forced many employees to lie to their bosses during lockdown.

Working fathers missing out on family life

?One in five (17%) working fathers feel they miss out on their children growing up because of pressures at work, according to research from Quinyx

Employers not telling staff about SPL

?Almost two-thirds (63%) of employers do not tell dads-to-be about their right to request Shared Parental Leave (SPL), according to research by PowWowNow

Reform Shared Parental Leave, urges the TUC

?The TUC is calling for an overhaul of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) in response to just 1% of eligible parents taking this up

Government maternity discrimination plans receive mixed reaction

The government has set out new proposals to protect pregnant women and new parents, as thousands of workers with children face job loss and discrimination

Flexible and part-time workers outperform full-time counterparts

The percentage of top performance ratings for part-time and reduced-hours workers is higher than across all staff, at 34% vs 14%, according to Working Families