Tags: Fathers

Mark Zuckerberg to take two months of paternity leave

The founders of music streaming service Spotify have also announced a new paid leave plan for working parents. Any full-time Spotify employee will be able to take up to six months of 100 percent paid leave, either all at once or split into three sections, from 60 days before their child’s arrival to the child’s third birthday. All parents are included under the plan, including parents who adopt or use a surrogate.

PageGroup creates workplace support for fathers

PageGroup, the specialist recruitment company, has launched [email protected] to support all parents in the business, with a significant focus on fathers and same sex parents. With the assistance of My Family Care, the UK’s leading provider of solutions for integrating work and family, [email protected] aims to increase staff engagement and drive the inclusive nature of…

Poor take up of paternity leave due to lack of support from employers

Cultural barriers in the workplace are impeding the uptake of paternity leave, according to research published by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) today. The report warns that plans for shared parental leave will have little impact if ingrained attitudes towards paternity and maternity leave are not addressed. According to the study of 1,000…

What is the impact of shared parental leave?

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. It has long been established that female employees have a right to take up to 52 weeks’ maternity leave –…

Parental leave bill is “well-deserved recognition of fathers rights”

Working mums and dads have learnt how the new system of shared parental leave will work for them and their employers, in an announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. In February, the government invited views on how the system for shared parental leave and pay should operate. The consultation looked at how the new…

Fathers fear the social stigma of working part-time

According to a survey by recruitment firm Office Angels, fathers want to work part-time in order to spend more time with their children, but worry about how they will be viewed for doing so. The report, ‘Rise of the part-time dads’, revealed that 57% of respondents who currently work full-time would like to reduce their…

Additional paternity leave take-up ‘has not been a success’

Additional Paternity Leave “has not been a success” according to coaching company Talking Talent. Talking Talent’s Chris Parke believes it takes more than legislation to change the culture of an organisation A year ago, the Coalition Government introduced Additional Paternity Leave giving fathers a right to up to six months extra leave to be taken…