Princes enhances its family friendly policies
We are pleased to announce that we have enhanced the programme of benefits and rewards we offer to our colleagues in the UK.
As part of the company’s People Excellence Strategy, we have reviewed our family friendly policies to meet the needs of a diverse and high-performing workforce.
Consequently, we have improved our maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave offer. The UK changes level up our offer to colleagues across the Group, so no matter where in the world you work, all Princes colleagues benefit from similar policies.
Liz Kinvig, a Human Resources Business Partner based in our Liverpool Headquarters, led the review.
She said: “Over 80 per cent of the workforce in the UK are parents. Working parents, with their intensified focus and enhanced time management skills, are valuable colleagues.
“We talked and listened to colleagues and then we carried out a review of our maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave offer. As a result, we have enhanced the benefits we offer.
“Colleagues can now choose from three flexible maternity payment options and we have also introduced additional support including phased return and ‘welcome back’ celebrations. We are also developing a network to connect colleagues for support.
“We have also enhanced our paternity pay and, in line with our Inclusion & Diversity Strategy, shared parental and adoption leave both mirror our maternity pay.
“Our family friendly policies have been designed to give people choice and to support them when they come back to work.
“They align with our new SMART flexible working options which include hybrid working, core hours, flexible working, shift patterns and part-time working. These have all been designed to help colleagues to better balance their work and personal lives.
“Princes is a high-performance business and we expect a lot of our colleagues, so it is essential that we recognise their excellence by offering a regularly evolving suite of rewards and benefits. It is fundamental to Princes being an Employer of Choice.”