For many people, returning to work after parental leave normally means settling your baby into a new child care routine and heading back into an office to work alongside a team. The impact of Covid-19 has left parents with limited child care options and returning to work now means working from home, indefinitely for now.  If…

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It’s not often you get to hear from a professional couple who have both taken parental leave. In this special podcast we interview Michael Brosnan, Manager at Deloitte, and Annaliese Van Riet, People and Culture Leader, about their experience of becoming new parents and how Deloitte’s parental policies have made achieving a balance between work…

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It’s time to think radically about parental leave equality “There’s every reason to want men’s parental leave to be a mirror of women’s parental leave. And there’s every reason to believe it will never happen” according to Girard Dorney, HRM Online article last month Parental Leave for Men is a Great Thing We May Never…

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Deloitte has reaffirmed themselves as frontrunners in parental leave with new flexible options to their already leading parental leave scheme. Deloitte already offers 18 weeks paid leave to all new parents, regardless of gender. From 2017, Deloitte gave their employees the opportunity to take paid parental leave flexibly. For example, an employee could work three…

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January brings relaxing times and quieter days for some but not all. For parents of young kids and babies, the family tempo may have reduced marginally from manic sprint to marathon jog. But it’s unlikely your ‘holiday’ was filled with breezy afternoons napping, swimming, and relaxing  unencumbered by the ties of responsibility. You had kids…

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