The two biggest challenges facing working parents are flexible working arrangements and the cost of childcare. Policies and platitudes aren’t enough. Here’s why so many UK parents feel the pressure of imposter syndrome while juggling work and life.
Dear Employer: A new campaign calls on women to frankly tell their ex-employer how they handled pregnancy, parental leave and returning back to work.
Real Business takes a look at the joy staff have garnered through SPL and the benefits that companies reap because of it.
With the government’s Share the Joy campaign now in full swing, Real Business took a closer look at shared parental leave, and the costs and benefits for working parents.
Small business minister Andrew Griffiths appeared on Radio 5 Live to push the government’s new shared parental leave campaign. He ended up divulging information which broadcaster Emma Barnett called ?ludicrous?.
The difference between maternity, paternity and shared parental leave is vast, so it wouldn’t hurt to know what each one entails.
It’s been one year since the launch of the Shared Parental Leave (SPL) policy, allowing couples to share leave when it comes to a new addition to the family in the hope that women will return to the workforce quicker – but it seems both parents are not so keen on the uptake.
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.
Richard Isham looks at the ramifications for business owners if grandparents are permitted to take time off to care for grandchildren, and presents the barriers to date.
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.
Against a backdrop of radical change in the British flexible working and parental leave spaces, Richard Branson’s outlandish commitments to staff threaten to do more damage than good.
On 5 April Shared Parental Leave (SPL) comes into force, where couples and adopters will be able to share 12 months of leave after the birth of their child. The aim is to help women return to the workplace and allow men to have more involvement in caring for new babies.