In 2016, Elephant has already welcomed five new babies. One of those parents, Alicia Taylor, a Customer Service Supervisor at Elephant, is thankful for the new policy. "I'm so grateful to Elephant for introducing this. It really gives me peace of mind to know I will be able to look after my new baby and not have to worry about my bills at the same time," Alicia explained.
"We know that the demands on new mothers don't stop after 12 weeks, so we're also granting an additional week of paid time off in the child's first year to help with doctor appointments and other needed activities," Scadden explains. "We'd also like to reward those mothers that do return to work by giving them an extra two weeks of full pay six months after they return from work. We also know that dads or partners need time off too – and so we are giving them two weeks of paid leave as well."
Elephant currently employs over 500 staff in the Richmond area and continues to grow rapidly. Recently named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia, recruiting and retaining talent is a top priority for the business. To see Elephant's current openings, visit www.elephant.com/careers
Kevin Chidwick, Elephant's CEO, readily admits he expects the business to benefit greatly from the new policy as well - "We are growing fast – we need lots of new recruits, and we want to keep the talented staff we already have. This policy will certainly help us achieve both of those goals. Besides, more babies ultimately leads to more car insurance customers – the more, the merrier! We're long term planners here at Elephant!"
To see full details of Elephant's new Parental Leave Policy, please visit: www.elephant.com/careers/benefits/parental-leave-policy
About Elephant Auto Insurance
Founded in 2009, Elephant is a direct-to-consumer insurance company offering auto, home, motorcycle, and life products to customers nationally. Elephant prides itself on providing quality services and great prices. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Elephant is a wholly owned subsidiary of Admiral Group, plc, one of the leading insurance companies in the United Kingdom. Elephant believes people who like what they do, do it better and therefore encourages a climate of individual contributions, long-term commitment and profitable growth within the organization. Elephant Auto Insurance was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia and has also been awarded with a 2015 Stevie Award for the success of their contact center. To learn more about Elephant or to get an insurance quote go to elephant.com, or call 1-855-ELEPHANT.
About Admiral Group plc:
Admiral Group plc founded in 1993 employs over 7,000 people in the worldwide and has more than 4 million customers worldwide. Admiral Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a FTSE 100 Company. Group turnover was over £2 billion in 2015. Admiral Group's website address is www.admiralgroup.co.uk.
For more information please contact:
Louisa Scadden on Louisa.Scadden@elephant.com
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SOURCE Elephant Auto Insurance