At Till, we recognise the importance of providing support to people during times of difficulty and for those experiencing a miscarriage, the emotional challenges associated with grief can take a toll. This is why we’ve committed to providing our people with the care and support they need to navigate through the difficulties of pregnancy loss with our Pregnancy Loss Leave Policy.
When you’re looking for your next career move, it pays to look beyond the surface and dig a little deeper into the culture.
As a values-driven organisation, we live and breathe our ‘One Team, One Family’ ethos and our new Pregnancy Loss Leave Policy is just one example of the many people-first initiatives that we’ve implemented at Till.
3 - 12 weeks Paid Leave
As part of our industry-leading policy, Till’s staff are entitled to 3 weeks of paid leave for a miscarriage within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy – and 12 weeks of paid leave for a pregnancy that ends after 12 weeks because of a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Moreover, this is a gender-inclusive benefit that applies to both expectant parents as well surrogate parents to be.
Just as Till is a pioneer in the payment space, this is living proof of a pioneering attitude when it comes to the welfare of its employees – fondly referred to as the Till Force.
Led (as always) by Shadi Haddad, CEO, Till’s commitment extends further to provide superannuation contributions to staff on both paid and unpaid loss leave for up to 6 months.
This goes way beyond the lip service associated with looking after employee interests. It is tangible, practical, and meaningful help that recognises the emotional enormity and pain of a miscarriage, missed pregnancy, or stillbirth, and supports both women and men in what can only be described as the saddest of times.
Compare it to times gone by. In the past, women would have to face their loss with another very real loss – the sacrificing of sick leave or sometimes annual leave. And, on top of that, their partners would be expected to soldier on as well.
Indeed, in another breakthrough, Till’s Pregnancy Loss Leave Policy helps mitigate the often-invisible stress and lingering toll on an individual’s mental health by providing 6 months paid counselling for up to 6 months.
Kin Fertility Partnership
In partnership with Kin Fertility who exist to support people across the spectrum of reproductive health and well-being, Till is proud to foster meaningful change in the workplace, the underlying message behind Kin’s #WeNeedMoreLeave campaign.
As Shadi so aptly put it, ‘Till recognises there is more to life than just work – and this new culture-first policy will help our staff work through the difficulties of pregnancy loss.’
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