not about one or two measures, but the whole way we look after our employees -
the total package. It used to be exceptional for staff to return to work after
maternity leave - now its more common for people at managerial and supervisory
levels, and increasingly at shop floor levels, to return. The aim is to accommodate
both individual and company needs.
- 17 companies
on 40+ sites
turnover £1.3 billion
work-life balance initiatives
- Job Sharing
- Term-time working
- in one company
- One on-site
nursery, a holiday playscheme and some partnership nursery places
Solutions information service at one company
female 59% male
60% of employees return to work from maternity leave
recruitment difficulties for some functions (IT, engineering and middle management).
Higher absence rates in school holidays.
The business benefits are not about quantity, but about quality. Food production
is about making products today that are on the shelves tomorrow - so we need to
be very flexible. Diverse, flexible working practices to suit local needs help
staff to balance work and home - and us to deliver high quality products on time.
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