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Chalhoub Group extends paternity leave to 30 calendar days across 8 countries

by Madaline Dunn

Chalhoub Group has announced that starting from April 2024, the Group will increase paternity leave from 14 to 30 calendar days for team members with a minimum of one year of service.

According to the Group, this places it among the top 10% of organisations for parental leave benefits, in comparison to other groups in the region.

In addition to the updated paternity leave policy, Chalhoub Group noted that it provides designated parking spaces for expectant mothers along with 90 days of fully paid maternity and nursing rooms for new mothers.

It also offers flexible working hours and remote work options, as well as an Employee Assistance Program that includes mental health support, counselling services, therapy resources, and a Wellbeing Academy.

Wassim Eid, President of People & Culture at Chalhoub Group, commented: “Our people are our most valuable asset, and as we evolve, so do the ways in which we support them. Extending our paternity leave is a reflection of our commitment to the wellbeing of our employees as well as their families. This policy supports our efforts to create a nurturing, inclusive, and flexible work environment. By implementing these parent-friendly policies, we can support our colleagues in their professional and personal lives and further attract talents from the region and across the world. “

The new policy applies to all fathers across the organisation and can be taken within the first six months after a child’s birth and there is flexibility in how it is taken.

Chalhoub Group was awarded the Parent-friendly Label (PFL) by the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) to highlight its efforts in this regard.

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