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Could adding parental leave benefits help me keep my people?

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Amanda asked 11 months ago

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Rachel replied 11 months ago
Hi Amanda!

In the past employers have typically relied on state or even federal leave benefits when it comes to offering parental leave to their employees. However, something I’ve seen in the last couple of years is certain industries like the tech industry will go above and beyond when it comes to providing paid leave benefits for both parents. Right now, it would be a really good idea for employers, especially those experiencing a lot of turnover, to look into creating their own leave policies, like a parental leave policy. This will not only help benefit their employees, but they can use this as a way to recruit and retain employees.

Another important aspect to think about is how to prepare for when parents come back to work. A simple example of this is allowing flexible work schedules once parents return from parental leave.

There are many things to consider when creating these policies, but I believe this is something that companies should be considering as it is a benefit employees not only need but really look for when deciding on a new job.

You can find more details about how to create your own parental leave policy in this video:

 

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