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We're offering 'nativity leave' this Christmas thanks to Mumdex

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We’re offering colleagues ‘nativity leave’ this Christmas to ensure you don’t miss out on your little one’s school play.

This flexible working option is now available thanks to our latest Mumdex research, which indicated that working parents are worried about missing out on their child’s key milestone moments due to work commitments.

The new policy allows all colleagues – not just those with children – to have planned, unpaid discretionary time off to attend your child’s school play or to take time outside of normal contracted holidays for Christmas shopping, seeing friends or for any other purpose.

Mumdex also revealed that technology and social media are now a big part of family life but traditional values are more important to mums this Christmas day than technology.

Hayley Tatum, Executive People Director, said: "There’s no doubt working mums have a lot on their plate at this time of year and we don’t want our colleagues to miss out on the things that are really important to them this Christmas.

“Technology might help to take the pressure off busy working parents on a daily basis, but we know that it’s just not the same watching your child’s milestone moments back on a smartphone or tablet. ‘Nativity leave’ gives parents the opportunity to take time off for the school Christmas play or simply for some much needed family time outside of normal holidays.”

Read more about our latest Mumdex report and download it here.

Posted in Green Room News on 04 December 2013