Telecom giant, Vodafone, has introduced a new policy which enables its employees – male and female – have more time with their families when welcoming new children.
Every employee whose partner is having a baby, adopts a child or becomes a parent through surrogacy, per new parenting policy will enjoy 4 months of paid leave.
The policy, which affirms Vodafone’s position as a top employer and passionate about driving a diverse and inclusive work environment, is a significant improvement for male employees of Vodafone, who previously enjoyed only 2 weeks paternity leave.
Sharing her thoughts on the policy, Director of Human Resources at Vodafone Ghana, Hannah Ashiokai Akrong said, “We are excited about the new policy that offers more flexibility to our employees who will now enjoy 4 months paid leave as they welcome new additions to their families.”
“Our business success is underpinned by the well-being of our employees, who are our most valuable asset. This is why we stretch our limits to offer them exceptional working conditions and policies that empower them to give their best,” she added.
According to her, employees can access the leave within the first 18 months after the birth or adoption of their child.
In March 2015, Vodafone pioneered a global maternity policy, offering women across Vodafone’s markets and operations a minimum of 4 months fully paid maternity leave and a 30-hour week at full pay for the first six months after their return to work.