Experian – Finalist 2021, Best for Mothers
All mothers at Experian, the global information services company, are given a HR contact at the time of their pregnancy to support them and their manager with the right information to plan for maternity leave.
The expectant mother and line manager have a conversation and a form to complete regarding keeping in touch during leave, what employees would like to be updated on and the frequency of contact.
As well as offering an enhanced maternity pay, which is 20 weeks at full pay and 19 weeks statutory pay, Experian support a period of part-time working for mothers returning to work.
All new parents receive a gift once their baby has been born. This is provided by From Babies With Love.
The HR contact will help support the mother and the manager with any return-to-work requests and recommend flexible working patterns if needed.
The organisation has a Working Families Network that supports parents, those with adult dependants and staff with elder care responsibilities. As well as online tools and resources, the network offers valuable peer support.
During the pandemic, the network has been busy providing parents with helpful tips and ideas to keep children entertained. Experian has also increased parents and carers leave entitlement during this time.
Experian is passionate about providing support to employees with the journey to parenthood. The organisation’s aim is to retain 70% of mothers who have returned from maternity leave. Their new policies and increased support have led to a retention rate of 81% for mothers.