New Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) research finds cultural barriers are impeding uptake of paternity leave and progression of women to senior roles. A point raised in the 12 March 2014 Blog - Female Millennial Leadership - is this just a female thing?, following the publication of PwC’s NextGen: A global generational study that captured the views of more than 40,000 respondents in 18 territories of PwC.
Levelling the Playing field for men and women
Its clear from experience and the growing evidential research, a strategy of levelling the playing field for men and women, when it comes to child care is a great motivational enabler when choosing an employer.
- ILM - Shared opportunity: Parental leave in UK business report - https://www.i-l-m.com/~/media/ILM%20Website/Documents/research-reports/shared-leave/ilm-shared-parental-leave-report%20pdf.ashx
- ILM Video - Parental leave: a shared opportunity? http://youtu.be/T-FQgzIeS2Q
- BBC - Barriers stop fathers taking paternity leavehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26710507
shared parental leave is a key enabler of gender diversity in organisations. But just 10% of new fathers take more than two weeks of paternity leave currently, and this falls to 2% among managers.