Our people are parents and partners too – new employee leave policies

03 May 2018

Our people are truly at the heart of what we do. We take employee engagement and nurturing workplace culture seriously and we know our people are more than employees.

Like many organisations, we regularly undertake engagement surveys and report their results. We informally and regularly talk to our employees and ask ‘what matters to you most’?

In listening to our people we know that increasingly, for a large segment of our people, providing flexible working arrangements to support the complexity of our lives is very important.  We appreciate and celebrate the diversity of family life.

That’s why we’ve just announced the launch of Scope Global’s paid parental leave policy with entitlements in the form of leave, pay and superannuation for both the primary and secondary carer. We’ve also implemented a paid domestic violence leave policy. We will be listening and learning to continue to improve and provide a foundation for best practice for our employees regardless of the home situation wherever they are as part of the Scope Global family.

These initiatives are another step in our goal to ensure that Scope Global delivers on its promise to our people to be a great place to work. Given that Scope Global’s Purpose is ‘enabling people to positively change their world’, we recognise that for this be genuinely be realised, we must start with own people.

We love to learn from others, so if your organisation is also improving your engagement and workplace culture, we’d love to hear from you. We’d like to collaborate and share so that together we can all do our part to make all workplaces supportive of all our families.

Photo: Our CEO Christine Molitor with Adelaide-based employees’ children at our 2018 ‘Bring Your Kids to Work Day’.