PDA responds to BEIS Flexible working and family-related leave and pay consultation

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has consulted on ways to encourage employers to be more transparent about their approach to flexible working and to parental leave policies.

Thu 14th November 2019 The PDA

The PDA feels that if family-related leave and pay policies were in the public domain, this would reduce any reluctance there may be to utilise the benefits of these policies.

With regard to pay policies, there has to be a balance between the provision of information and the requirements of GDPR for the individual. However, we support the principle of publishing the pay policy.

More and more the work life balance is an important concern for employees. The more an employer has transparent policies available to them, the more a potential applicant will prefer that employer to one that does not show the same or any degree of transparency.

Employers may currently be missing out on great candidates because they are not explaining the flexibility they could provide.

DOWNLOAD THE PDA’S FULL RESPONSE HERE

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DOWNLOAD THE BEIS CONSULTATION DOCUMENT HERE

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This consultation ran from 19 July 2019 to 11 October 2019.

The PDA regularly responds to consultations on matters that affect pharmacists. Our previous consultation responses can be found here.

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