Employment benefits - a tool for attracting talent in Ireland?
28 May 2019
Diageo’s recent announcement offering 26 weeks paid parental leave to all employees in Ireland, regardless of gender or sexual orientation or whether they became parents biologically, through adoption or surrogacy, is commendable.
It follows the announcement last month that all parents employed by Diageo in the UK are now eligible for the same fully-paid 26 weeks parental leave.] I recently commented [click here] that this announcement illustrates how achieving gender equality is not a one sided affair. Importantly though, it also highlights opportunities for employers in Ireland to use innovative ways to attract talent and differentiate themselves from competitors in an increasingly tighter labour market.
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