The number of jobs offering generous and extended parental leave has increased by 201% in the past three years, according to data released by the world’s largest job site Indeed.
While employers are legally obliged to give new parents paid leave, an ever-increasing number of job descriptions mention staff benefits over and above the statutory minimum.
The research also reveals that more companies are taking a holistic approach to parental leave, with the number of job postings mentioning shared parental leave rising 206% over the same time period.
Major UK retailers such as Boots, Vodafone and DFS are among those offering enhanced parental leave benefits to staff.
Published: 12 July 2021
Co-op has today (Friday 25th June) announced the launch of its dedicated pregnancy loss policy, created to support colleagues through the bereavement and grief of a pregnancy loss – which includes, but is not limited to, miscarriage, stillbirth, embryo transfer loss, molar pregnancy and termination of pregnancy (for any reason).
Published: 27 June 2021
Notwithstanding seemingly robust HR policies, for too many returners the experience of combining work and family remains a lottery. There is work to be done to change the narrative and encourage employers to see support (e.g. coaching, mentoring, networks line manager training) as an investment in returning talent.
Published: 19 February 2020
The ‘familymoon’, an extended holiday of two weeks or more taken by new parents with their baby, is growing in popularity. Over a third (34 percent) of those surveyed say they’ve taken a ‘familymoon’1. A fifth (20 percent) would use their Shared Parental Leave to go travelling as a new family.
Published: 21 October 2018