How To Write A Parental Leave Policy

Need help crafting a parental leave policy that works for your employees and your business? Whether you're a small business or a global enterprise, here are a few of our favourite resources to help you get it right.

1) Developing a Leading Practice Parental Leave Policy: A guide for employers

Published: August 2018  |  Author: Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency (

2) The Paid Leave Employer Playbook

Author: Panorama's Paid Leave Project (

3) Facilitating Parental Leave - Recommendations for Employers

Published: January 2019   |   Author: Jamie Atkinson, Decent Work and Productivity Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University (

Check out our new blog series profiling companies who have successfully rolled out parental leave policies. Our interviews shine a light on corporate best practice. But we also talk frankly about the costs involved, the bottom-line benefits, and other important considerations. We hope these interviews will inspire you to consider launching a parental leave policy in your own organisation!

Equinor’s Five Tips For Launching A Successful Parental Leave Policy

// This is the second post in our new blog series profiling companies who are leading the way on parental leave. We’re talking honestly about the costs, benefits and implementation of market-leading corporate policies, in hopes of inspiring other businesses to follow suit. // This week, we’re speaking with the Norwegian-based global energy company Equinor, who recently expanded their parental leave policy. As of January 1st 2019, the company began offering 16 weeks of fully-paid leave to its 22,000-strong workforce operating in more than 30 countries worldwide.

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Aviva’s Five Tips For Launching A Successful Parental Leave Policy

When companies launch new parental leave policies, senior management always says that the move is “good for business”. That sounds encouraging, but what does it actually mean? What are the real costs? What kind of bottom-line returns are possible?

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