Parental leave

Why is the take up of shared parental leave so low?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Shared Parental Leave (or SPL) was introduced by the UK government in April 2015 and was set to dramatically change the legal landscape so that caring for children became a joint responsibility rather than one exclusively assigned to mothers. A framework that allowed women to return to the workplace more quickly, without compromisin...

Making maternity leave work for your career and the business

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Parenting, New mum, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Children, Career
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Talking Talent is the leading provider of coaching for working parents in the UK and is at the forefront of developing the female talent pipeline. Over the past ten years, they have developed a market-leading coaching programme for women who are just about to leave for or return from maternity leave, as well as their managers, wit...

Changing face of parenthood

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Flexible working, Children, Career
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Last week was a big week for Parental Choice. I went up to London to speak to a couple of big name corporates about using Parental Choice to provide childcare resource services for their employees. Companies that recognise that work / life balance is an equal right to all; mums and dads whether they work flexibly or ...

Shared Parental Leave, Time it happened or Waste of time?

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Parenting, Flexible working, Family, Career
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Last week, Jo Swinson, MP and the Minister for Employment Relations, confirmed that the Government’s plans for shared parental leave had come through consultation and were being included in the Children and Families Bill which will come into law in 2015. The aim of the legislation is to overhaul the current “Edwardian” (Nick C...

Flexible Fathers

by ParentalChoice
in Children
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We have noticed a definite change in the last couple of years:  dads are becoming more and more involved in parenting responsibilities, even making changes to their working roles or patterns.  Indeed, we have been seeing more examples of informal flexibility amongst dads, who are keen to gain a better mix of working and parentin...

Shared Parental Leave – how will it impact you?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Childcare, Career
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One of the inequalities in the workplace and one that can have a tremendous impact on the career of a woman is the length of time that can be taken as maternity leave. Fathers currently are only entitled to 2 week’s paternity leave. The Government however is looking to tackle this issue and proposals to allow dads to ...