Why the ‘Share the joy’ parental leave campaign misses the point

The Government has today launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the uptake of shared parental leave. Unfortunately, the 'Share the joy' campaign misses the point. When I read the headlines this morning, I naively thought that some much-needed policy change was on the way. Sadly not. It's just raising awareness of a pre-existing option that ...

Workplace culture needs to change to help men become better dads

I was interested to read this article about work-life balance recently. It argues that workplace culture needs to change to help men become better dads. Although the research and case studies are from Australia as opposed to the UK, there's much that rings true for me. Over here, shared parental leave is dependent on individual circumstances ...