Maternity & Paternity

What can be learned from Denmark’s parental leave and childcare policies?

Denmark has some of the most generous parental leave and childcare support schemes in the world. But have these had...

pregnant workers health

Employers ‘failing to take pregnant workers’ health seriously’

Employers need to do “far more” to protect the health and wellbeing of pregnant staff, with travel commitments and irregular...

How should employers support returning mothers’ mental health?

Returning to work after maternity leave can be a stressful time for a new mother and managers should be alive...

Champion flexible working to improve parents’ work-life balance

Support for flexible working should be visible from leadership level to help create “human-sized” jobs that enable a greater work-life...

Employers should publish new mum retention rates, MPs urge

Large organisations should be forced to publish retention rates for new mothers returning to the workplace in order to tackle...

Shared parental leave and pay – equalising opportunities?

With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...

Webinar: Managing sickness absence during pregnancy

Employers need to take particular care when managing sickness absence during pregnancy as the legal framework protecting pregnant employees is...

Why it’s time to compel all employers to publish parental policies

Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...

Diageo announces six months’ paid parental leave

Drinks giant Diageo has announced a new policy to offer men and women 52 weeks’ parental leave with the first...

Top 10 HR questions March 2019: Anonymous witness rights

If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...