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Deloitte doubles paid parental leave for dads and non-birthing partners.
Deloitte is doubling paid leave from two to four weeks for dads and other non-birthing partners.
The new parenting policy will commence on 1 October 2019 for all Deloitte employees with 26 weeks or more continuous service with Deloitte. Any father, same sex spouse or partner, civil partner or adopter will be encouraged to take the additional leave. The leave can be taken in two blocks, one within the first 56 days of the birth and a second block anytime within the baby’s first year.
Deloitte also offers enhanced pay for shared parental leave and says more than 200 people have taken the leave since it was introduced in 2015.
Dimple Agarwal, managing partner for People & Purpose, said: “As we strive to improve gender diversity, both in our firm and society more broadly, we recognise a key reason why we have lacked women in senior roles is attrition at manager and senior manager grade when they typically start a family. Having seen a decline in our own female attrition in the last four years, we can further help women’s career progression by focusing on the support for the other parent.”