That was a quote from someone at a recent conference where I was talking about portfolio careers. Sounds obvious does’nt it? But a recent CIPD survey shows that only one-fifth (21 per cent) of the 1,050 senior HR professionals surveyed for the report said they had received requests from male employees to take up SPL. None of the two-thirds (67 per cent) of surveyed organisations who employ new mothers who are eligible for SPL have opted in, found the survey.
Under the SPL regulations, parents can share up to 50 weeks’ leave and 37 weeks’ statutory pay in the first year of their child’s life.
Maybe its just good to know that in theory the option is there!