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Deloitte joins Mumsnet’s Family Friendly programme

4 October 2018

Deloitte has announced today the firm has joined Mumsnet's Family Friendly programme. As the UK’s largest network for parents, Mumsnet’s programme celebrates businesses who go the extra mile to support employees who are parents, and works to promote diversity in talent.

Emma Codd, managing partner for talent at Deloitte UK, said: “I am delighted we have been recognized as being a family-friendly employer by such an iconic organisation as Mumsnet.

To us, it’s about our people having a successful career alongside their commitments and life outside work. This means ensuring that our culture, the way we operate, and the support we provide truly does enable this. We are very clear that this is critical to the success of our people and, therefore, the success of our firm.

“That’s why we provide enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave and offer support for a smooth transition to and from parental leave. Perhaps most importantly, our approach to agile working truly enables our people to balance their careers with commitments outside of work without concerns that this will adversely impact their career progression. We offer both formal and informal agile working arrangements. This could mean part-time working or working for an agreed number of days per year, or simply working from home and informally flexing hours.”

Mumsnet CEO and founder Justine Roberts said: “For parents who are employees, family will always come first, but family friendly working is great for employers too. Evidence suggests that policies like flexible working, enhanced maternity and paternity leave, and paid parental leave increase productivity and help with staff retention. We’re delighted to
have Deloitte - a company that knows a thing or two about sound money management - join us to show that the world of work can change for the better.”

Initiatives offered by Deloitte as part of its commitment to being a family-friendly employer, include:

  • A Working Parents Transition Programme delivered by external coaches, offering pre- and post-parental leave support through bespoke coaching sessions.
  • The option to purchase an additional 10 days of annual leave each year and the ability to take a four-week block of unpaid leave each year through our Time Out scheme – an initiative which over 700 of our people have taken up to date.
  • The provision of access to emergency childcare or eldercare with two hours’ notice and peer-to-peer support through our Working Families network.
  • The Deloitte Return to Work programme, a 25-week internship which enables individuals to re-enter the workplace after a career break of two or more years. All returners work at 80% presence (unless otherwise requested) with many taking leave to coincide with school holidays. 

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Notes to editors

About Deloitte
In this press release references to “Deloitte” are references to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”) a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

Deloitte LLP is a subsidiary of Deloitte NWE LLP, which is a member firm of DTTL, and is among the UK's leading professional services firms.

The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

For more information, please visit www.deloitte.co.uk

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About Mumsnet

Mumsnet is the UK’s largest network for parents, with over 14 million* unique visitors per month clocking up over 128 million page views. It has a network of over 10,000 influencers. It regularly campaigns on issues including support for families of children with special educational needs, improvements in postnatal and miscarriage care, and freedom of speech on the internet.

*Source: Google Analytics
 

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