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A model of fairness?

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SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter and feature analysis from SmartBrief on Workforce Senior Editor Mary Ellen Slayter on this blog.

Last week’s poll question: Do you think your organization’s parental-leave policy is fair to mothers and fathers?

  • Yes, it’s a good policy for all parents, 44%
  • Yes, but only because it’s bad for everyone, 29%
  • No, it favors mothers, 25%
  • No, it favors fathers, 2%

Parental leave policies continue to evolve, though less than half of you report being pleased with how well your company’s policy supports parents of both genders.  For those of you with policies you’re proud of, I’d love to hear the details. Likewise, if you feel your organization’s stance falls short, let us know why.

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