Millions of workers - mostly women - have been driven out of the labor force by competing demands between work and caregiving responsibilities.
"This is largely a consensus issue … moms and dads ought to be able to support their children including with paid family leave," Buttigieg said.
Amid conversations around the future of work post-pandemic, parental leave schemes have returned to the spotlight as organisations seek to reframe policies as part of the workplace experience.
Moms have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. It's time for workplaces to let fathers help.
Major Australian employers including Commonwealth Bank, KPMG, and Macquarie Group have signed up to a new family-friendly policy framework. Family Friendly Workplaces, launched Tuesday by UNICEF Australia and Parents At Work, asks participating companies to go above and beyond minimum requirements. Certified companies are asked to enshrine remote work policies, […]
"The key here is that you don't want to make players choose between pregnancy and their careers," Athletes Unlimited CEO Jon Patricof told Insider.
Working parents are having a hard time right now. Up to 87 million working parents are poised to lose access to paid leave if Congress doesn’t pass a new coronavirus relief bill. Paid leave gives parents time off to take care of sick family members or children. Business Insider spoke […]
A new survey of over 440,000 working parents at some 1,200 companies shows that employees who work for companies that offer generous paid parental leave and other parental benefits report higher rates of retention and engagement. The 10 companies that ranked the highest in terms of employee sentiment as well […]
Amazon-owned Whole Foods offers no paid parental leave to employees. In interviews with Business Insider, nine current and former corporate Whole Foods employees described the lack of paid leave for new mothers as alarming. “I can’t tell you how many crying mothers I spoke to who were completely shocked by […]
The US is the only developed country in the world that doesn’t have mandated paid maternity leave. It’s up to individual companies to decide if – and how – they will help support new parents, which can include covering backup childcare, offering breastfeeding support, and giving paid time off. In […]
Dr. Ben Waber is the president and cofounder of Humanyze, an organizational analytics company, and the author of “People Analytics: How Social Sensing Technology Will Transform Business and What It Tells Us about the Future of Work.” He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, previously worked as […]
Deloitte has been named the top workplace for new dads due to its parental leave policies. The company provides 18 weeks of paid parental leave as well as extended time to take parental leave. Deloitte’s National Lead Partner of Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing added that removing the primary and secondary […]
Melissa Petro is a freelance writer, teacher, wife, and mother living in New York City. She writes that the United States is one of two countries that doesn’t require paid parental leave. The closest the US has is the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As a self-employed worker, she doesn’t […]
When it comes to work-life balance, Sweden is far ahead of the game compared to many countries. In Sweden, there is a law enforcing a five-week vacation policy. The work culture in the US compared with Sweden differs greatly when it comes to prioritising family and well-being. Visit Business Insider’s […]
I’m an American who lived in Sweden for five years. During my time there, I noticed several cultural differences between the US and Sweden when it comes to work culture, family dynamics, and other areas. Here are 10 of the biggest cultural differences I observed between the US and Sweden. […]
The US and most of its states have no paid parental-leave policy, leaving employers to offer it as a perk. Years of research have shown such policies have health and career benefits for both parents. The nonprofit Just Capital is advocating for policies that apply equally to primary and secondary […]
Finland’s government, led by 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin, just approved a new policy that gives both parents seven months of leave after childbirth. The policy could positively impact new mothers. Women’s physical and mental health benefits with another partner at home after a child is born, research suggests. In […]