The Telegraph looks at how some companies are implementing policies to help working parents cope better with Britain’s third lockdown. Some have been granting staff extra paid leave or introducing more flexible working options. KPMG, for example, introduced a special leave code last year so that staff with urgent care responsibilities can record any hours when they are unable to work without risking their pay being docked. "We found out during the first lockdown that wasn't something which was abused, and so I think we were absolutely right to do that," says Kevin Hogarth, chief people officer at KPMG. He adds that the firm has also been "encouraging our businesses to think about restricting the early meetings so that working parents can get the kids set up at the start of the day, make sure they have had their breakfast and make sure they're set up for their online classes.”
Read more: The Daily Telegraph
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