Flexible Benefits – for Employers?

Flexible Benefits – for Employers?

You often hear managers or employers shouting “what, they’re off again!” but flexibility in the workplace and the way that we manage employees and the ways in which they work , if dealt with in a fair and proactive manner, can be a great benefit rather than a hindrance to organisations.

There are lots of obvious benefits to working flexibly for individuals, some of the more popular ones are that it fits in with people’s changing lifestyles or it allows people to manage other demands on their time from family commitments, for example. But you don’t often hear employers stating …

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Statutory Paternity Leave in the UK: Know Your Rights!

Statutory Paternity Leave in the UK: Know Your Rights!

Having a child is a wonderful moment in anyone’s life, but it is a constant struggle to balance the demands of your employers and your family.

I am often asked by employees about their entitlement to paternity leave, as there is not much written about it and advice is often conflicting. I have recently returned from paternity leave myself, and was lucky enough to spend a whole month at home with my wife, Stacey, and son, Logan. That experience was (to quote Catweazle) “Truly Wondrous”, and something that every father should have the right to experience. So what is …

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Highlight: Employment Law Reforms & The Beecroft Report

Highlight: Employment Law Reforms & The Beecroft Report

Jill Evans, Writing for People Management wrote an article recently about the Beecroft Report and its recommendations on parental leave. Sadly for the reformists, the Beecroft report recommends putting the parental leave reforms on hold.

Going one step further, the report also makes recommendations that would remove responsibility from employers in cases where staff are harassed by fellow employees or customers. This is being put through a consultation progress, with an update expected later in the year.

One to keep an eye on!

 

n.b. For those interested in Paternity Leave, Dave is in the process of writing a post …

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