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Three-quarters of fathers are still only offered two weeks’ statutory minimum paternity leave and pay. Can breaking away from the status quo positively impact employee well-being?

Impact 56% of parents report inadequate paternity leave as negatively impacting their mental and physical well-being. 20% of fathers also feel that taking parental leave risks a possible career setback, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Benefits a more progressive approach to paternity is a factor for 60% of fathers when finding a new role. It helps employees feel an improved connection and appreciation for you as their employer. It boosts retention. It helps negate the financial instability that statutory minimum payments can cause. It goes some way to breaking traditional gender divisions in child care responsibilities. It improves personal relationships, bonding with their child, and building long-term connection – the list could go on!

Flexibility – if you’re not yet in a position to offer an enhanced paternity package, can you have more open and proactive conversations to embrace creative flexible working arrangements to allow fathers to be more present at home?

See how you compare – this ‘league table’ has taken Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2022 and listed them based purely on their paternity leave policies. How do you compare?

This update is accurate on the date it was sent (21 February 2023), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.

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