I am new to blogging and to the CIPD community albeit I have been a member for years.
I am currently reviewing our Family Friendly policies following COVID and looking at how they can be much more inclusive and wondered if you would mind sharing some of the policies that you have in particular maternity/paternity/carer leave.
I see from recent press releases that Sir Robert McAlpine are now offering 26 weeks paid to male & female employees for maternity/paternity/adoption or surrogacy but I wondered if this is in fact full pay or statutory maternity pay.
I also see that Wates are now offering full pay for 26 weeks maternity and 8 week full pay for paternity, along with 2 weeks full pay bereavement leave.
We currently offer 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks at 50% for maternity and 2 weeks full pay paternity.
I would be interested in any feedback that you can give me.