PUBLISHED: 08:26 20 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:26 20 November 2018 Craig Southworth with his son Robson who is now nine months old. Picture: Craig Southworth Craig Southworth A father has applauded his company’s policy of giving new parents – regardless of gender – six months leave when welcoming a child. Craig Southworth, an IT manager at Aviva in Norwich, is one of the 300 new dads employed by the insurance firm to have taken the fully-paid half-year leave since the scheme launched a year ago.The company, which has a major base on Norwich’s Surrey Street, now gives parents irrespective of gender, sexual orientation or how they became a parent (birth, adoption or surrogacy) the option to have up to 12 paid months off. In total, 700 workers have made use of the scheme.Mr Southworth said that he was able to enjoy more “firsts” when his second son Robson was born.He said: “We adopted my older son four years ago, and I only had two weeks … [Read more...] about Aviva employees welcome six months paid leave for parents
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What you, as employer, make happen during the interviewing process and subsequent onboarding, can make the difference between a winning hire and a losing one. Brian Baumgart Published 10:30 am PDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 Photo: Fizkes | Getty Images Photo: Fizkes | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Fizkes | Getty Images You Can't Afford to Fire Employees. Here's How to Not Have To. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers early to join the Lakers, he didn’t come alone. To the surprise of many, he convinced long-time rival Lance Stephenson to leave the Pacers and join him. The Lakers’ roster is still changing thanks to James's … [Read more...] about You Can’t Afford to Fire Employees. Here’s How to Not Have To.
caption Dads deserve time with their kids, too. source lastdjedai/Shutterstock More fathers in the US are taking on a greater share in the raising of their children than ever before. So it follows that some companies are using this to their competitive advantage. The following US companies offer some of the best paternity leave policies and flexible work arrangements out there. The US is one of the worst countries for parental leave – and it’s especially bad for new dads. According to the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), less than a quarter of American companies provided paid paternity leave in 2017. The good news is that American companies are increasing their flexible work arrangements – SHRM reports 14% of organizations increased flexible working benefits in 2017. Overall, 62% of organizations allowed some type of telecommuting, and 57% offered flextime. And … [Read more...] about The 20 best places for new dads to work in 2018
After years of being considered the "sick man of Europe", the French economy showed its strongest growth in years in 2017, with optimism underpinned by the pro-business agenda being implemented by the government. The unemployment rate dropped to its lowest since 2009 last year (8.9 percent) and though the decrease has been more modest so far in 2018, new jobs continue to be created in L’Hexagone. And the forecast calls for rain, in the good sense, a downpour of jobs which number more than 54,000 permanent contracts across a variety of sectors. France did see a net increase of 268,000 jobs in 2017 according to INSEE, so there is reason to believe predictions are as bright as they seem. Photo: AFP French daily Le Parisien has broken down INSEE’s data into the following list of companies recruiting and the number of permanent contracts available. Carrefour: the supermarket giant is looking to recruit 8,825 people on permanent contracts and swap 4,500 positions to … [Read more...] about These 15 French companies are looking for 50,000 new full-time employees
It’s no secret that adding team members to an organization is an expensive proposition, not only as an investment but also during the recruiting and hiring process. Losing an employee early in their tenure when they’re finally beginning to add value can be devastating—proven by one recent study that shows companies most capable at onboarding practices are nearly twice as profitable as the least capable companies. This is why forward-thinking organizations place significant focus and resources on onboarding efforts as a way to positively affect both long-term retention, and of course, the company’s bottom line. With the risk involved in hiring new talent potentially offset by huge gains in profitability, organizations are striving to increase the consistency and efficiency of the onboarding process. All too often the term ‘onboarding’ is thought of as simply transferring knowledge about the company, the industry and the tools for the job. But an … [Read more...] about Employee onboarding and the value of video