Bain & Company: Equalising Parental Leave
In November 2019, Bain & Company announced a new policy to offer equal parental leave for all employees in the UK. New parents, regardless of gender, or how they became parents, are eligible to receive up to 52 weeks of leave, with the first 29 weeks fully paid. This case study outlines how it did it, and the lessons learned.
Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change-makers define the future. Following the launch of the equal parental leave policy, the organisation saw a 100% take-up in the phasing year (2020) and similar levels of engagement to date.
Business in the Community’s work on diversity and inclusion
Business in the Community (BITC) is working to ensure all employees feel they belong, have a voice, are valued and are able to be their true selves. We have three diversity and inclusion strands: age, gender equality and race equality.
- BITC works with employers to respond effectively to the ageing population and the needs of older workers, and to leverage the benefits of effective intergenerational working.
- We support organisations to achieve a gender-balanced workforce where employers recruit and progress the best talent, irrespective of gender.
- For over 25 years BITC has been campaigning and helping organisations to ensure ethnic minority employees are represented at all levels.
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