When Mark Smith decided to take 32 weeks of Shared Parental Leave (SPL), he expected the opportunity to share in many of his son’s precious first moments. He didn’t anticipate colleagues’ concerns that his decision would negatively impact his career, however. To Mark, “SPL is only the next step towards absolute equality in the workplace.”
“If more companies are as committed to SPL as Accenture is, the cultural shift towards sharing parental responsibilities for young children being the norm will happen far more quickly” he says.
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