In collaboration with Paid Leave for the US (PL+US) and Promundo, the Parental Leave Corporate Task Force released PAID LEAVE AND THE PANDEMIC: Effective Workplace Policies For a Time of Crisis and Beyond, a report capturing the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses. The report findings underscored the importance of both strong paid leave policies and a supportive workplace culture that allows paid leave uptake to thrive.
The Parental Leave Corporate Task Force recognizes the importance of parental leave uptake and a workplace culture that supports dads. The following resources can be used by companies to help build and reinforce a workplace culture that celebrates dads.
Putting Fathers’ Care to Work: Parental Leave and the Pandemic (2021)
This infographic, produced by the Parental Leave Corporate Task Force, explores the care crisis brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on working parents and businesses. Drawing from recent research, it explores how the pandemic has exacerbated low uptake of leave and gender inequalities, and how barriers such as workplace culture and social norms remain firmly entrenched. Having partnered with Paid Leave for the United States (PL+US) and Promundo, the Parental Leave Corporate Task Force is able to provide a blueprint for businesses looking to increase gender-equal update of paid leave and support employees and their families.
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Putting Fathers’ Care to Work: Landscape Report on Working Fathers’ Uptake of Parental Leave (2020)
This landscape report, produced by the Parental Leave Corporate Task Force, reviews current research on access to and uptake of parental leave by working fathers—and identifies barriers that keep fathers from taking more leave. Drawing from recent research from academia, civil society organizations, multilateral development institutions, and business and trade associations, Putting Fathers’ Care to Work includes recommendations for employers on designing and implementing workplace policies that encourage more fathers to use all the leave they are entitled to, for the benefit of themselves, their families, their workplaces, and society as a whole.
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