The UK’s working fathers are prepared to sideline their careers for improved work-life balance and family time, the 2017 Modern Families Index has revealed.
The decision by Mark Zuckerberg to take two months off work as paternity leave has grabbed the business news headlines. How can the man who runs one of the world’s most valuable, dynamic and most closely-watched companies be out of the office for eight weeks?
Many parents face the tough juggling act of raising a family combined with holding down a nine to five job. For women who have taken maternity leave there is also the dilemma of whether to return to work after they’ve had a baby and indeed whether to continue to pursue a demanding career alongside bringing up young children.
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Netflix has become the latest company to revise its parental leave policy to retain its staff. However, the company took it to a new level by letting employees take an unlimited amount of time off for the first year after a child’s birth or adoption.
According to My Family Care, 60 per cent of fathers who have children under school age say they don’t have a working pattern that suits them as bosses don't understand their needs.
Ed Miliband has revealed his plans to double the length of paternity leave and increase paternity pay under a Labour government.
Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson has announced today that expectant fathers can go to up to two antenatal appointments with the mother, to be more involved with the pregnancy.
As the proud new father of a baby girl, I’m faced with a dilemma: how much time off should I take? The answer is easy.
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