Tags: Shared parental leave

Line managers not equipped to administer new family policies

The results of a survey conducted by HRreview and employee benefit and family policy specialists MyFamilyCare suggest that training line-managers to manage parents and carers is not being prioritized in the UK. In a survey of over one hundred UK employers, only a third (34 percent) offered managers access to written or online best practice…

Businesses aren’t ready for shared parental leave – and neither are dads

One quarter of senior managers are unaware of new leave arrangements Many UK employers will get caught out by the new Shared Parental Leave (ShPL) rules which start on Monday 1st December, says a leading employment lawyer. According to national law firm, Irwin Mitchell, the majority of firms are focussed on April 2015 when new…

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 –…

Shared Parental Leave will help create more equal and diverse workforces, says CIPD

CIPD responds to government consultation on the administration of Shared Parental Leave As the Government’s consultation on the administration of Shared Parental Leave draws to a close, the CIPD has reiterated its support for the proposals but highlighted some technicalities that will require close attention to ensure the new system is beneficial to employers and…