Returning to work after maternity leave is an emotionally draining transition for many women, so here’s how companies can make the process better.
Government plans to offer pregnant women budgets of at least to £3,000 to chose the care they receive must be backed up by change in “out-dated” attitudes of employers, according to a global recruitment firm.
The majority of women would consider taking shared parental leave and are keen to balance career and family, but believe the culture in their current firm make pursuing a career as a mother unrealistic. As such, Executive Coaching MD Geraldine Gallacher explains why men can help both genders achieve a better work-life balance.
Staying on the right side of the law is essential when dealing with maternity leave and maternity pay. Here are five tips to keep on top of things.
The NHS interpretation of the new Shared Parental Leave (SPL) regulation “leaves itself open to discrimination”, according to an NHS employee who contacted Real Business.
Jo Swinson, minister for employment relations and Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire, shares her advice on the upcoming Shared Parental Leave legislation with Real Business – and looks at what kind of cultural change she hopes it will bring about.
With Shared Parental Leave (SPL) regulations due to come into force in just two weeks' time, over a third (36 per cent) of smaller firms are not prepared to integrate the new law and nearly half (44 per cent) are worried about how the regulations will impact on business.
From 5 April, Shared Parental Leave will be available to eligible parents. In the fourth of our five-part employment law series, we examine what the benefits to employees will be and what it will cost employers
I’m sure that when George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement this week he will continue to deliver a message of cautious optimism maintaining the path to recovery that has served the country well.
Andy Yates shares his thoughts on this age-old controversial debate.
Shared Parental Leave will be great news for both employees and employers, if we make sure the changes are easy to handle.
Will the BIS' newly announced flexible parent leave allow professional women to balance their career and their family”