Earlier this year, Lockton launched a paid parental leave program, giving primary caregivers 12 weeks of paid leave and secondary caregivers four weeks.
In an article for HR Dive, Theresa Schnelle, Lockton’s Vice President of Human Resources, discusses why Lockton made the move and why 2016 may be a tipping point for paid parental leave programs nationwide.
“I think from our perspective, one of the businesses we are in is to broker benefits to our clients so we are constantly looking at our benefits offerings,” Schnelle said in the article. “We feel like parental leave is leading edge and the right thing to do.”
Schnelle added: “If we take care of our associates,” Schnelle said, “they will take care of our business.”
To read more of Schnelle’s interview, read the full article.