Guinness Nigeria recently accelerated an initiative that’s beneficial to all employees. The initiative entails a fully paid up to 26-week parental leave benefit for its employees. According to the name policy, female employees will get 26 weeks of fully paid parental leave. Also, male employees will get four weeks paternity leave on full rate of pay. This is by far the best parental leave benefit in the country.
The brand is popular for its diversity and inclusion in the workforce across its business. This is evident in the company structure which consists of women in 30% of the senior level board. Their support of inclusion in the workforce also reflects in the range of dedicated employee networks such as the Guinness Nigeria Spirited Women’s network.
The Guinness Nigeria latest policy is just one amongst many wins. They drive majorly for career progression of all employees and seek to ensure nothing comes in the way of that. Also, by nurturing and retaining talents, they aim to meet their goal of career progression.
Speaking on this, Baker Magunda, the Managing Director of 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.”
In addition, this ambitious move will help to support parents as they return to work. It includes the options of flexible, adaptable work arrangements and access to free independent counselling.
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.”