A Dad’s Perspective: Weave’s Parental Leave Policy
This past summer, Weave’s unveiling of the new parental leave policy left employees astounded and one soon-to-be-father, Derek Allen, completely shocked. It is safe to say, 6 weeks of paid leave was not what he was expecting–not to mention all of the other perks that include house cleanings, meal deliveries, and diapers for a year (the plan allocates more time for mothers).
Only 9% of American companies offer paid paternity leave to employees. Conversely, Weave’s unprecedented policy reminded Allen of his previous paternity leave experiences with his former company. “I had one day off when my first two kids were born. With [my son], I had the day he was born off, and I went back on Monday.” So it goes without saying, Weave has honed in on truly caring about the members of its team and helping them balance the intricacies of their family lives.
“Already, my commitment to Weave was one hundred percent,” he said. “This solidified it. The time off was really, really cool. The other perks were really cool, but just being home was rad.”
Weave’s policy for new parents is not only the best in the state, but it puts Utah as a leader for parental leave policies across the country. Not to mention the personal value internalized for employees.
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