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Maternity burden on small business overstated

Maternity burden on small business overstated | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Small business owners over-estimate the burden of providing maternity protection to their staff.

 

The review, led by Middlesex University Professor of Organizational Psychology Suzan Lewis, suggests that effective maternity protection has a positive effect rather than negative on SMEs and can have a range of positive productivity related outcomes for firms, as well as wider social benefits.

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Article quotes Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) Research Associate Dr Bianca Stumbitz. CEEDR is funded by the ESRC.

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SME bosses exaggerating maternity fears, study finds

SME bosses exaggerating maternity fears, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Small-business owners should provide effective maternity protections to enhance staff satisfaction and commitment, a new study has revealed.

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Article cites the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research which receives funding from the ESRC

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