“Becoming a parent is incredibly exciting and we want our people to enjoy the experience without worrying about how to combine work and family,” said Tracey Fellows, REA Group CEO. “By providing six months’ paid leave to our employees who are primary carers, and three months paid leave for secondary carers, we’re giving our people financial security to take the time they need with their families.”
“People are at the heart of everything we do and we are very proud to be one of the first Australian technology companies to offer this kind of benefit to our employees,” Ms Fellows said.
REA Group will also make the transition back to work easier for primary carers with reduced hours (75% of agreed work hours) at full pay for the first four weeks after returning from parental leave.
The Group’s commitment to being a leading employer was the driving force behind the new parental leave offer according to Barb Hyman, REA Group’s Executive General Manager, People and Culture.
“We want to show leadership across every facet of our business and this includes how we care for our employees when they become parents. A high proportion of our people are millennials and each year over 10% of our Australian workforce take parental leave,” said Ms Hyman. “By launching what we believe to be one of Australia’s most progressive parental leave policies, we’re supporting our employees to live their best lives.”
REA Group’s new parental leave scheme will to made available to all permanent employees after 6 months continuous service.
For more information visit the website: http://careers.realestate.com.au/rea-culture/live-your-best-life/