With productivity being a subject of great debate in the UK, it has led to many suggesting that benefits packages are the way to go in order to motivate staff. If it’s parental leave that you’re looking to check off your list of possible perks then here’s five policies you can glean from.
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?
Employment laws have made significant leaps and bounds over the past two years to help business women finally strike a balance between working and having a family, without having to suffer the consequences of choosing one over the other.
Ida Tin, founder of Clue, discusses why she believes her workplace should be the norm, not the minority, as well as discussing the many benefits of creating a workplace where parental leave is flexible and children are welcomed in to the office.
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.
On 1 December 2014 the legal framework surrounding family leave will radically change with the introduction of the new shared parental leave regulations.
Last year, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's announced that "we need to challenge the old-fashioned assumption that women will always be the parent that stays at home as many fathers want that option too."
Speaking about the planned changes to parental leave, which are set to come into force in just under a year, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the government hopes to challenge bosses who “raise an eyebrow” when their male workers request time off to look after their children.
The Government has recently confirmed its plans to introduce a new system of “shared parental leave”, to allow mothers and fathers more flexibility in sharing parental responsibilities following the birth or adoption of a child.
Employment solicitor Chris Weaver gives us the lowdown on new plans for parents to share maternity leave.
What do SME business owners need to know about the new proposals on shared parental leave?
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.