The mental load that employees carry can impact so much, whether that’s their job satisfaction, productivity, or their overall well-being. In fact, the mental load can have a detrimental impact on your employees’ mental health. As an employer, it’s important to support the people working for you to balance the demands of their jobs and other things they may have going on in their lives.
We believe that businesses have a duty to look after the wellbeing of parents who work for them. After all, the majority of the working population are parents. There are many ways employers can support employees. Additional neonatal leave should be standard. But there are other things like having access to a one-to-one midwife, or other health professionals
The conversation about gender stereotypes has been going on for years, yet we still see a multitude of “gender reveal” parties and toy shops are still marketing their wares at different genders. But what WE want to know is how this stereotyping impacts the decisions being made around parental leave.
There are many benefits of shared parental leave. Other than the financial element, it is proven to have a positive impact on child development. Involved fatherhood is linked to better outcomes on nearly every measure of child wellbeing. We thought it’d be good to find out more about Adam’s experiences of shared parental leave.