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RSA enhances its ‘family friendly’ policies

The firm said the move is designed to make it staff feel more comfortable and supported in their roles

RSA Insurance has unveiled a series of enhancements to its suite of family friendly policies which will see its Maternity and Adoption, Paternity and Shared Parental Leave policies improved to provide additional support to its 4,500 people. 

The policy enhancements, which start from January 2022, follow the introduction of IVF and Fertility Leave, Neonatal Leave and Miscarriage Leave policies that were introduced in April. 

RSA also recently revealed its commitment to becoming an accredited menopause friendly employer, describing itself as “an employer who cares about the wellbeing of its colleagues and has a clear understanding of how menopause can have an effect at work”. 

RSA said the changes to Maternity and Adoption, Paternity Leave and Shared Parental Leave policies are: 

  • Maternity & Adoption: Full pay increased from 18 to 26 weeks and a reduction in qualifying period from 12 to 6 months.  
  • Paternity Leave: Increase paternity leave to 6 weeks on full pay, from 2 weeks previously. 
  • Shared Parental Leave: Full pay up to 26 weeks. Currently statutory provision if shared parental leave is taken. 

Karen Caddick, UK and International, HR director at RSA said: “Insurance is a people business and employees have always been our greatest asset. Anything we can do that helps colleagues to feel more comfortable and supported in their roles is something we will always look at. Enhancing our policies we have in place was the natural next step and the right thing to do. 

“Nothing in any of our lives stands still, people’s needs evolve and circumstances alter. From an employer’s perspective, this means we have a responsibility to constantly look at the policies we do have, the policies we don’t have and understand where we need to provide greater support and focus. We regularly listen to our colleagues, and will continue to do so, as this is one of several ways we can offer a working environment that is truly employee centric.”

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