Family leave policies and devolution to the line.

Bond, Sue and Wise, Sarah (2003) Family leave policies and devolution to the line. Personnel Review, 32 (1). pp. 58-72. ISSN 0048 3486

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Using evidence drawn from case studies in four companies in the Scottish financial sector, this paper examines how both statutory and company family leave policies are operated by line managers. This paper considers the extent of line managers’ knowledge of statutory and company family leave policies and finds that their knowledge, particularly of statutory measures, is often wanting. In exploring the reasons for this situation, training on statutory and company family leave policies was found to be extremely limited and although support from human resource professionals was provided, line managers only referred to them in exceptional circumstances. This situation has clear implications both for consistency of operation of these policies and for the role of human resource professionals in ensuring that statutory and company provisions are effectively put into practice.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0048 3486
Electronic ISSN: 1758-6933
Uncontrolled Keywords: Line management; personnel; Employment law; Leave; Family-friendly Organizations;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 2116
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2008 12:48
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2013 16:25

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