Guinness Nigeria has announced a new policy which will offer female employees 26 weeks fully paid parental leave and male employees 4 weeks paternity leave on full rate of pay.
Guinness Nigeria has embarked on this move as part of its leading work to support a fully inclusive and diverse workforce in which there is no barriers to career progression and talent is retained and nurtured.
Speaking on this, Baker Magunda, Managing Director Guinness Nigeria Plc., said:
“We are committed to our focus on inclusion and diversity, and this takes various forms – from supporting and empowering graduates and female leaders within the business to this parental leave policy change. We believe it is a truly forward-looking decision to accelerate our work inequality for employees and their families.”
The new policy include the option of flexible, adaptable work arrangements and access to free independent counselling for parents as they return to work.
Speaking further, Bola Olajomi-Otubu, Human Resources Director Guinness Nigeria Plc., also noted:
“I’m delighted to see Guinness Nigeria making this move, and it is a pleasure to be a part of the team facilitating this change in the business. Parental leave gives both mothers and fathers the chance to spend quality time with their child in the important first months of life, creating a bond that will last a lifetime. Employers can reap the benefits too – flexibility in work is proven to create happier, more loyal and more productive workforces.”
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