Why shared parental leave should be a priority for HR

Shared Parental Leave (or SPL for short) is a type of work leave that’s available to new parents — whether or not they’re the birth mother or primary adopter of their child. In fact, what sets SPL apart from other such offerings is that time away from work when a child is born can be divided between parents, making it a far more agile and appealing prospect for not just male-female family units, but more diverse iterations of working families too...
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Why shared parental leave should be a priority for HR

What is shared parental leave?

Shared Parental Leave (or SPL for short) is a type of work leave that’s available to new parents — whether or not they’re the birth mother or primary adopter of their child. In fact, what sets SPL apart from other such offerings is that time away from work when a child is born can be divided between parents, making it a far more agile and appealing prospect for not just male-female family units, but more diverse iterations of working families too.

The concept behind Shared Parental Leave is to provide different options to new parents when it comes to caring for their child in the vital first year of the child’s life. In this sense, it can be divided between the two parents in a few different ways.

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