‘Employers that shy away from flexibility are missing out on a wealth of untapped talent’

Nikki Humphrey, executive director, people, John Lewis Partnership

Gender equality will never be achieved unless employers think differently about parental leave, argues John Lewis Partnership people director Nikki Humphrey

 A growing body of evidence tells us what we already know anecdotally: the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women who have shouldered the majority of childcare responsibilities while trying to also hold down busy jobs. 

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