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Becoming, or trying to become, a parent is a lifestage that can make the biggest difference to an employee’s career path, earnings potential, productivity at work and decision to remain with an employer. Therefore, employers which are serious about equity and inclusion within a workforce should closely examine their employee benefits and HR policies linked to family forming. There are quick simple wins to more complex, but achievable, options to support want-to-be and new parents.
In this webinar we will explore where employers can start when assessing whether the family-forming support they offer is still fit-for-purpose, what is commonly offered by other employers and which benefits or reward should be adjusted.
The panel will discuss how they use benefits from pensions-top ups and fertility treatment through to pay levels linked to parental and caring leave to attract, retain and engage new parents.
Key issues to be explored
• How employers are thinking differently about new parents to increase employee retention
• Why family forming support is crucial to close gender gaps at work
• Commonly offered family forming employee benefits
• HR policies that can enhance or trip up family-forming support
• Sense-checking pay linked to parental, maternity, paternity, carers and bereavement leave
• Reducing gaps in pensions savings – the long term damage of not thinking about pensions when becoming a parent
• Family-forming benefits for older workers – from kinship leave to menopause support
Thanks to strategic partner Peppy for supporting this REBA webinar
Health & Wellbeing Manager, BNP Paribas
Lauren Lunniss holds the position of Health & Wellbeing Manager in the BNP Paribas CIB HR department.
Lauren has over 17 years experience in the Health & Wellbeing industry, 11 of which are in corporate wellbeing. Part of her role involves using data analytics to make sure that employees have access to the optimum blend of benefits and knowledge to improve their wellbeing.
Lauren has a strong desire for supporting others, therefore she freely shares her own personal experiences to assist companies in discovering the best ways to support their employees.
Reward Director, British Airways
Josephina Smith is currently working with British Airways in the role of Reward Director. She is a Reward thought Leader and speaker with a successful 20-year career in HR and Reward Management.
She describes herself as a business person first who seeks to ensure that HR interventions are grounded in business reality. In house roles include visible ‘No 1’ leadership roles with board/executive level interaction across a variety of industries.
She is passionate about all things reward, performance management, diversity and inclusion, leadership, helping people grow, making a positive difference in people's personal and professional life.
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UK VP of Clinical and Chair of the RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Fertility Nurses Forum, Peppy
Francesca Steyn is the UK VP of Clinical at Peppy and Chair of the RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Fertility Nurses Forum. She has over 17 years experience as a fertility specialist, both in the NHS and private sectors and has published Department of Health guidance on surrogacy best practice and care in surrogate births. She was awarded surrogacy professional of the year in both 2018 and 2019 at the National Surrogacy Awards and was awarded the RCN Award of merit in 2023 for her contribution to nursing and the RCN. She is also a member of the legislative reform advisory group, appointed by the HFEA to modernise the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act.