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Dan Bailey, Business Manager at Standard Chartered Bank, talks to me about his Shared Parental Leave #knowyouroptions

[Part of a series of interviews I’m conducting with other professionals taking Shared Parental Leave]
A few weeks ago, I caught up with Dan Bailey, Business Manager at Standard Chartered Bank, to talk about his experience of taking Shared Parental Leave.
I was really impressed that Standard Chartered is getting the culture around equality and parental leave right. For example, Dan talks about how supported he felt when making the decision to take SPL. I also really liked Dan’s recommendation for new Dads - essentially ensuring that you explore all the options and plan your leave from a work perspective so that you can fully relax and enjoy your time off as much as possible.
Standard Chartered also offers an excellent 6 months’ full enhanced pay (though the enhanced pay is currently pegged to the birth date); Dan took advantage of this. I liked that Dan had the self-awareness to realise that not everyone has this benefit and that every family’s individual situation around parental leav…

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