nib New Zealand is offering a suite of additional benefits to its staff to better support their health and wellbeing.
The firm’s CEO Rob Hennin says the benefits demonstrate nib’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“These new benefits mean we’re making good on our commitments while ensuring our people have the flexibility to balance their work and personal needs,” says Hennin. “For example, a fantastic benefit we have introduced includes 100% paid parental leave for up to 18 weeks for all parents, in addition to the statutory payment, regardless of whether they are a primary or secondary carer, in the first two years of the child’s life.”
New benefits such include:
- 18 weeks paid parental leave for all parents (regardless of gender or carer status)
- Cultural leave for First Nations and Māori employees
- 20 days’ paid family and domestic violence leave
- Compassionate leave for pregnancy loss and miscarriage
- Flexible public holidays
- Gender affirmation leave
“Our offering of paid parental leave regardless of carer status is quite unique for workplaces in New Zealand and provides greater opportunity for all parents to share family responsibilities,” says Hennin.
“We have introduced five days paid leave to enable our Māori employees to participate in Koroneihana and Poukai or fulfil their cultural obligations.”
The benefits complement nib’s hybrid working model, introduced last year, which includes a $1,040 annual work allowance to support remote working, and the opportunity to work outside the office for the majority of the time.