1 September 2022

Half of employers support extending statutory paternity leave and pay, research shows

Nicki Pritchard contributed to this People Management article about the slow and steady shift in employer support for paternity leave.

“Nicki Pritchard, managing partner at executive search firm Anderson Quigley, added that companies could boost their own operations and standing if they decided to take initiative in this space. ‘Employers should see their employee policies not only as a tool to answer their staff’s unique needs and priorities, but also as a reflection of the company’s broader culture and values,’ she said. ‘If a business truly cares about gender equality in the workforce and in childcare, then flexible working and enhanced equal parental leave must be prioritised.’”

Read the full article here.