About Etihad Aviation Group
As a young and ambitious airline, Etihad is a global family of dedicated individuals from more than 150 nationalities coming together to grow Abu Dhabi as a community and a vibrant tourist destination. Since 2003, we have evolved from a regional carrier into a global aviation challenger. Through creativity and innovation, we are committed to making Etihad an airline of choice for our guests around the world and an employer of choice for our people.
Why is Etihad committed to being a parent-friendly workplace?
We don’t just have a passion for travel, we have a passion for people too.
Our people are at the core of everything we do as a business, and it is for this reason that we have a focus on people-centric policies and practices.
As we move through the final stages of the pandemic, we have taken the opportunity to reimagine the future of work at Etihad to create a more dynamic, personalized and flexible work model.
We also believe that being a parent-friendly workplace will give us the competitive advantage in attracting new talent and retaining exceptional talent for the future success of our business.
Share a parent-friendly workplace initiative that Etihad excels with and the impact it is having on the workplace culture.
Etihad excels at providing parents with flexibility around their work so that they can still focus on the wellbeing and development of their children.
- We offer the flexibility to work from home on a Friday.
- We provide non-shift employees flexibility in start times. Employees are able to start their work week at any time between 7 am and 9:30 am.
- We also provide employees with additional flexibility to manage their working hours. Those working a standard work week are able to complete their working hours by working longer hours during Monday to Thursday, and then working less hours on a Friday.
Where operationally possible, Etihad provides parents of school children with additional flexibility in start times during the first week of school. Those with children in pre-school / kindergarten can have flexible or shorter working hours for the first week of the school year. Those with older children can start work two hours later the first day of school, so that they can either escort their children in the morning or ensure that they are set up for any alternate learning arrangements.
What are some of the business benefits you see from being a friendly workplace?
Our family-focused policies and practices have given working mothers more confidence in returning to the workplace after maternity leave.
The recently renovated nursing room is accessible from the car park and provides a convenient, safe and comfortable environment for working mothers to feed their babies. The proximity of the nursing room to the office ensures that employees can efficiently tend to their baby’s needs and get back to the office with a sense of positivity and satisfaction.
Etihad offers up to 90 days paid maternity leave for women (pre and post-natal) as well as paid leave in cases of miscarriage. Mothers wanting more time with their newborn can extend this leave by 15 calendar days. This extended leave gives working mothers the ability to nurture their babies during these important early months and establish routines without rushing back to work before they are ready. Women are able to take the time they need to prepare themselves for a successful return to work that is considerate of their family commitments.