Weekly Q&A – What if employees are unable to work as they have no childcare?

Your latest HR Questions, Answered

Managing HR is challenging at the best of times! We are here to answer your queries and provide up to date HR advice on what is impacting businesses today.

Welcome to our new weekly Q&A – if you have a question email us at info@voltedge.ie.

What if employees are unable to work as they have no childcare?

Employers are being encouraged to be flexible with parents during COVID-19. Have an open and honest conversation with them.  Can they work from home full or part-time? Can they share parenting so that can work a few hours every day? Can their work hours be adjusted for now so that they work early/later than their normal hours?

If they can’t work from home – can you offer unpaid parental leave or unpaid leave of absence? Could they take some annual leave?

Need more help? Voltedge Management team can help you to get advice on all aspects of human resources and management. Email Ingrid at info@voltedge.ie or ring our offices at 01 525 2914.