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Acas publishes top tips to help working dads spend more time with their family

Acas have published five top tips to help working dads consider the options available to spend more time with the family whilst working. Employers may wish to consider incorporating the information into their own policies, procedures and guidance documents. In summary, the top tips for dads are as follows:

1. Consider the options: There are a wide range of flexible working arrangements that are available.

2. Speak to your partner: Talk to your partner before speaking to your employer as the options for flexible working need to fit around your life and work for you as a couple.

3. Be prepared & think about how it can work: In preparing to approach your employer think about the practical ways that a flexible working arrangement can work without affecting business or productivity.

4. Speak to your employer: a good conversation with your employer can allow you both to come up with a good arrangement that works for both of you.

5. Look into shared parental leave if you and your partner are both working and expecting a new arrival to the family.

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