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How small companies can offer paid parental leave

Apr 19, 2021

One of the most common questions we get from HR leaders and individuals: how can my small company provide generous paid parental leave benefits?

Small companies typically cite two major challenges with offering extended (3+ months) paid parental leave: cost and business disruption

In fact, these two issues are inter-related. 

Because smaller companies are typically quite lean, it can be very disruptive when an employee goes on parental leave. Usually, these companies have to...

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What most companies get wrong about parental leave

Feb 22, 2021

The four most common mistakes, and what to do instead


When we first set out to build Parentaly, we spoke to dozens of HR teams and hundreds of parents about their experiences with parental leave.

The parents we spoke with were largely of greater privilege—they worked in a corporate environment, received above-average incomes, and started their families later than average (typically 30+ years old). The majority of them worked for companies that I would categorize as very...

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What do the best companies provide for parental leave?

Feb 02, 2021

We spoke to over 100 companies in 2020. Here’s what we learned about their parental leave policies and benefits.

We created Parentaly with the goal of improving the parental leave experience for everyone: the expectant employee, their coworkers, HR, and their employer. After over a year of building and piloting our coaching and content program, we quietly launched our business in late 2019. We began working directly with employers to offer our services to expectant and...

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Parental Leave Is Bad for Sales Reps. How Do We Fix This?

Jan 27, 2021

When it comes to parental leave, we’re entering a new era.

Over the past few years, hundreds of companies have dramatically increased their paid parental leave policies and introduced incredible benefits for parents. For companies hoping to attract top talent, the average paid parental leave has increased from 12 weeks to 16 weeks, and many companies are now offering 18–26 weeks.

There is also a big push for gender-neutral parental leave policies that encourage fathers to take as...

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Introducing Parentaly: the new way to prepare for — and return from — your parental leave

Dec 15, 2020

The backstory

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