Publishing parental and carers' leave and pay policies is an easy, light-touch change that all employers can make, and which brings great benefits to employers, employee and job applicants. It helps to attract, retain and recruit talent and it signals that you are family-friendly and have the policies in place to support your employees to take on their fair share of caring responsibilities. Being open about these issues also shows that you have a culture where employees can speak openly about their family commitments without fear of how it might affect their careers.
Every employer should have a statement detailing key information about their parental and carers' leave and pay policies on their website. It should be easy to understand and provide enough detail for people to be able to make an informed decision about the company’s offer. Business in the Community is asking organisations to publish this information as soon as possible.