SEATTLE, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Outreach, the system of action for sales teams, today announced a bold benefits package for new parents before and after birth or adoption to provide the resources and support they need to successfully balance work and personal demands. The new policy represents a step forward to reverse the downward trend of women not returning to work by offering extended paid time off for both mothers and fathers, a company-paid night nanny, free meal delivery and a gradual return to work program. Outreach's aggressive benefits package embodies its corporate culture of hiring and retaining top talent, and echoes the findings of a new Glassdoor study wherein more than 79 percent of all employees said they'd rather have better benefits than higher pay. Similarly, the policy appeals to the influx of tech workers who now favor startups over larger tech incumbents such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, where work/life balance and benefits typically have a lower priority.
According to a report by the Center for Talent Innovation, 43 percent of all women take an extended career pause after giving birth to raise their families. However, of the 90 percent who attempt to return to work, only 40 percent return full-time. Despite the desire among women to return, and the known benefits of maintaining and nurturing a female workforce, a recent study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics found progressive parental-leave policies falling low on the corporate agenda. Startups like Outreach are eager to reverse this trend, and the increasingly competitive hiring climate in technology has become a catalyst for change, resulting in a benefits-battle and industry shift in thinking about employee retention.
Outreach's new parental leave policy not only offers extended paid time off for both parents, but it also offers unique perks that help ease the transition of returning to work for new parents, including:
- Two weeks paid leave for expectant mothers to prepare for their baby's arrival
- 10 weeks paid leave for new mothers (from the date of delivery)
- Four weeks paid leave for new fathers (can be split before and after baby's arrival)
- Company-paid night nurse Monday through Friday, for eight weeks following parent's return to work (valued at $8,000-$10,000)
- Dinner delivery two nights per week for the eight weeks following parent's return to work (valued at $350-$500)
- Gradual return to work program for all new parents that allows them to split their time 50/50 between office and home in the eight weeks following their return to work.
"Having a child is a joyful time that any new parent should embrace fully, and be given the opportunity to enjoy – our new parental leave policy is just one way we can support employees with the essential resources they need, and a gradual plan for returning to work," said Manny Medina, co-founder and CEO of Outreach. "People are our greatest asset, the engine that makes us run successfully as a business. As a parent with a newborn myself, I understand first-hand how challenging it can be to juggle work and family. So, it's extremely important to me that we cater to the needs of our new parents and support their professional aspirations. This philosophy is the cornerstone of our company culture."
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Outreach, the system of action for sales teams, delivers performance and insights that result in higher velocity and more efficient selling. By automating and prioritizing all customer touch points throughout the sales process, Outreach triples the productivity of sales teams, and empowers them to drive more pipeline, book more meetings and exceed revenue goals. Outreach places actionable data intelligence at the fingertips of sales reps through a single, integrated view of all prospect-related information. Thousands of customers rely on Outreach to transform the sales process, drive collaboration between sales and marketing, and deliver higher revenue per sales rep. Outreach is a privately held company based in Seattle, Washington. To learn more, please visit https://outreach.io/.
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