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Blue-chip UK employers try to soothe parental lockdown pain amid fears of burnout

Jan 28, 2021 - Nasdaq

By and Iain Withers

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - From unlimited paid time off to laptops for children, some of Britain's blue-chip employers are trying to persuade parent employees juggling jobs and childcare during the pandemic that they have their backs.

A third British lockdown from Jan. 5, that shut schools to most children and confined many workers to their homes, has exacerbated a childcare crisis that unions warn could herald a drain of talent that disproportionately impacts wom...