Clemenger Group unveils ‘industry-leading’ parental leave policy

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WELLINGTON, Monday: Clemenger Group has launched a new parental leave policy, offering primary carers – regardless of gender – a leave entitlement of up to 20 weeks, paid at 100% of base salary.

This leave entitlement comes in addition to New Zealand’s statutory leave requirements.

Clemenger Group NZ ceo Strahan Wallis said the policy targers “staff embarking on their family journey and pursuing career aspirations with Australasia’s largest marketing and communications business.

“The company, which employs 400 people across 10 agencies in New Zealand, will lead the way in how the industry supports parents in their professional endeavours.

“Partners will also benefit from a leave entitlement of up to four weeks paid at 100% of base salary, to provide extra support for employees who have started a family. This is believed to be amongst the best in New Zealand for Partner’s Leave.

“The new policy stems from Clemenger Group’s understanding that modern-day parents require realistic parental leave policies which offer a healthier work and life balance – now more than ever.

“This change will also help address the marketing and communications industry’s talent shortage, as companies continue to look at new ways to capture and retain the best talent.

“The new parental leave policy is about doing what’s right to better support working parents and promote equality in the group.

“As a group of companies, we reviewed our parental leave policy with the aim of helping new parents better balance work and whānau commitments and make it easier to continue their career with the Clemenger Group. Whether you are adopting or expecting your first, second or third child, it is a huge moment, and we want to be able to support our wonderful people during this life-changing time.


“We reviewed our parental leave policy with the aim of helping new parents better balance work and whānau commitments and make it easier to continue their career with the Clemenger Group.”

“Equality is the cornerstone of our people strategy at Clemenger Group, and this change to our parental leave policy is one step towards in improving our efforts to create and nurture meaningful professional pathways for all of our people.”

“While it’s also great that we have seen a 12% annual increase of female employees being promoted to managerial roles, there is always more that can be done. We are committed to maintaining this trajectory of women in leadership across the Group.”

“The parental leave benefits will also be supplemented by broader support programmes including parent groups and mentors, a Keeping in Touch programme designed to keep employees feeling connected, childcare referrals and further support for parents at home.

PARENTAL LEAVE POLICY IN SUMMARY

Clemenger Group’s new parental leave policy stands at:

  • If you have completed three years’ continuous service or more, you are entitled to 20 weeks of leave
  • If you have completed two years’ continuous service but less than three years of service, you are entitled to 10 weeks of leave
  • If you have completely one year’s continuous service but less than two years of service, you are entitled to eight weeks of leave.

Clemenger Group is also providing Partner’s Leave Entitlement, which stands at:

  • If you have completed three years’ continuous service or more, you are entitled to four weeks of paid partner’s leave
  • If you have completed two years of continuous service or more, you are entitled to two weeks of paid partner’s leave
  • If you have completed one year’s continuous service or more, you are entitled to two weeks of paid partner’s leave.

About Clemenger Group
Clemenger Group AUNZ comprises 30 individual companies across multiple disciplines.


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