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[ 28 Jul 2017 | No Comment ]

Last week we looked at Paternity Leave, and this week, with help from the folk at Instant Offices we take a closer look at what maternity leave looks like around the world… and it might not be quite how you think.
Which Countries have the most maternity leave?



1.       SWEDEN

2.       CROATIA

(until 6 months) – rest paid by State

3.       NORWAY

4.       UK


Employer (92% refunded by public funds)

5.       SERBIA

 Which are the Best Industries for Working Mothers?
As a mother, not only do you need time off, and generous pay, but …

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[ 10 Apr 2015 | One Comment ]

The birth of a child can be an exhilarating and life-changing experience. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the world through a brand new person’s eyes and watching your child learn and develop new skills. At the same time, however, a new baby creates all sorts of demands for juggling priorities, performing when you are deprived of sleep, and wanting to meet all your responsibilities as best you can.
For many women, rejoining the work force after maternity leave can be an overwhelming and emotional experience, particularly if the job …

childcare, employment, parental leave, self employment, time management, working from home »

[ 18 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]

Whilst every family is different, there are several common issues faced by working parents. Here are some of the top problems that crop up time and time again for working parents, and we look at why they are such big issues for us all and how to tackle them.
There are limited roles that fit around school hours, and those that do don’t tend to pay particularly well.  The popularity recently for zero-hour contracts and shift working with days and hours changing weekly can make it hard to find a …

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[ 17 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

Some 44% of working mums would consider sharing their maternity leave with their partner, according to Workingmums.co.uk annual survey. The number of women who would consider sharing their leave when the new shared parenting legislation comes in next year has risen by 3% since last year and may in part be due to a rising number of women who are the main breadwinners in their families – over 17% of women who were living with a partner say they are the main breadwinner and only in a small number of …

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[ 20 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

The majority of new fathers decline full paternity leave entitlement, take fewer sick days than colleagues and demonstrate more company loyalty  
New HR and payroll data analysis from software provider Octopus HR, on paternity leave and the working habits of new dads, has found thatvery few fathers are actually taking the two weeks’ paternity leave to which they are entitled in the UK.
Octopus HR analysed 51,082 records of male employees working full time at 214 companies during a four-year period between 1 June 2010 and 31st May 2014. The data …

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[ 16 Oct 2013 | No Comment ]

The Valuing Maternity campaign reports, “We are delighted that our campaigning has paid off.  The UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has concluded that the Government needs to take action on pregnancy discrimination at work.  In their Concluding Observations, the CEDAW Committee expressed concern at reports of persistent discrimination of pregnant women in employment and their access to justice.

“They recommended that the UK Government ensure women’s access to justice in employment cases, including in cases related to discrimination on grounds of pregnancy and motherhood.  Read our blog for …

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[ 23 Sep 2013 | No Comment ]

Maternity leave can fly by, and before you know it you’re thrown back into the daily grind. When it comes to planning your return to work, there is both the emotional and psychological adjustment to consider. For some this can be a comfortable experience, heading back to a familiar environment, and for others it can be all the more difficult. In these situations it is advisable that you prepare for and plan a back-to-work schedule. Agreeing, in advance, on a suitable return to work transition period is not only beneficial …

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[ 13 Nov 2012 | No Comment ]
Would you share your maternity leave?

According to the BBC, New mothers will be able to return to work two weeks after childbirth and share the rest of their maternity leave with their partner under new plans.
From 2015, a fully flexible system of parental leave in England, Scotland and Wales will give women a clearer “route back” to work, ministers will announce.
Watch Nick Clegg explain the policy, and let us know whether you think this is a good idea.

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[ 19 Oct 2012 | No Comment ]

I was interested to hear from Maternity Action that, according to articles in The Telegraph and the Guardian, the Government is planning to announce changes to maternity, paternity and parental leave by the end of October.  It is anticipated that the Government will keep 52 weeks of maternity leave and enable women to transfer as much leave as they wish to the father or partner in the form of Shared Parental Leave.  Maternity Action say, “This approach is a significant improvement on the original model proposed in the Modern Workplaces consultation: maternity leave of …