Flow has enhanced its parental leave policy to include benefits for both mothers and fathers.
The progressive new policy, themed “Paid Parental Leave for Everyone”, includes up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave for mothers and eight weeks for fathers. It applies whether employees become parents biologically, via surrogacy, or through adoption.
The policy, a release said, took effect from June 1, 2019, and members of the Antigua team were excited as they shared their views on the policy and the fact that the company places employees and customers’ need at the centre of its business operations.
“Flow has a proven history of supporting the communities where we operate and one of the most valuable of those communities is our team members and their families,” Retail Sales Supervisor, Kizzy Grant said. “We all are about the holistic care of our internal customers knowing that happy employees give great customer service. Our new parental leave policy is one of the most progressive in the region and demonstrates in a tangible way our commitment to those folks who are members of team Flow.”
According to the release, the new policy incorporates the global standard being set by its parent company – Liberty Latin America. It reflects the telecommunications provider’s deep understanding that expectant parents also need time to enjoy life’s special moments.
“Evolving our parental leave policy, quite simply, is the right thing to do,” said Ms. Kerry Scott, Chief People Officer, Liberty Latin America. “We recognise that diversity drives success, and family dynamics and structures have changed. Our new policy demonstrates our commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion and one that puts our people at the heart of our success.”
Joe Mathieson, Country Manager added, “This is a great differentiator for us. We recognise the benefits of parental leave and we believe that this bold step will allow our people to have more time to build stronger connections with their newborns. The policy is a progressive one that aligns with our philosophy and culture.”