Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Tessa: Time with Family Close and Far

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Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Tessa: Time with Family Close and Far

“It wasn’t just my time with Lila that was valuable, but also the time we were able to spend with my family.”
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:15am

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CONTENT: Blog

by Tessa, quality department at Nestlé Purina

I had my first child, little Lila, on Halloween. We didn’t know we were having a girl — we waited to find out, which made it even more fun and sweet. Before she was born, I had talked with my manager and HR manager about prepping for leave. They explained the new policy which had just launched 2 months prior, and a leave specialist talked to me a number of times to explain all the options.

I chose to take 14 weeks off. Everyone really seemed excited about the new policy and had good things to say — my manager and colleagues were on-board with the whole plan, and I heard ‘man, I wish this had been around when I had my kids!’ a lot. Even my family was blown away when I told them about taking leave. My mom couldn’t believe it.

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Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Corporate Social Responsibility | Employee Engagement | Human Resources | Nestle | Paid Parental Leave | Parental Leave | Parental Support Policy | maternity leave

CAMPAIGN: Nestlé Parent Support Policy

CONTENT: Blog