Nestlé’s Parent Support Policy empowers male employees and benefits entire families
With four grown children and fifth child approaching her teenage years, Shawn found himself last year in an unexpected role for a man his age: The primary caretaker of a newborn child.
A 20-year Nestlé veteran, Shawn and his wife stepped back up to the parenting plate when one of their adult children faced unexpected issues days after giving birth. Utilizing Nestlé’s Parent Support Policy, Shawn took 10 weeks of paid family leave to care for his new grandson, Kaiden.
What does it mean to be a working parent today? In a world transformed by dual-career families and evolving employee expectations, Nestlé is committed to answering this question in new — and perhaps surprising — ways
Carlie and her husband, Brandon, were experiencing a mix of emotions as they prepared to welcome their first child, a baby girl, into the world. Carlie, a human resources manager at Nestlé’s Solon, Ohio, campus, had discovered she was pregnant just weeks after accepting a transfer to the company’s California office. To her and her husband’s dismay, they were unsure how to balance the move and the new role with a potential maternity leave.
It's International Women’s Day and we are being called on to #BeBoldForChange. Why, you might ask, is a middle-aged, white male CEO writing about International Women’s Day? The truth is that I believe I am part of the problem, and I’m determined to do something about it.
Nearly 70% of all working women with children under 18 are trying to balance the needs of their kids with those of a demanding career. This can be challenging at times, however, there are ways to make caregiving easier.
Company policies and benefits can be integral to the success of working parents—and caregivers of all types—who also happen to be employees.