Established in 2006, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, is a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development.
Why is Masdar committed to being a parent-friendly workplace?
Working parents often need to make difficult tradeoffs in order to fulfil all of their commitments. By encouraging a more parent-friendly workplace at Masdar, we establish a culture and way of working that is compatible with a healthy work-life balance. In turn, this creates a positive social and economic impact on our company and community. To better support our working parents, we present Masdar’s Parent Promise. The Parent Promise is a guideline with tools, support initiatives and resources to assist our working parents and it includes the following categories: Onsite nursery and nursing facilities, parental leave and flexible work solutions, school support, company benefits, feedback portals, and other resources.
Share a parent-friendly workplace initiative that Masdar excels with and the impact it is having on the workplace culture:
The flexible working solutions (i.e working for 6 hours in the office and 2 hours from home) has enabled employees to manage the daily drop-off/pick-ups. Moreover, having more flexible hours means employees can attend school events and engage more with their children’s teachers and other parents. Finally, the onsite nursing room for new mothers is having a positive impact.
What are some of the business benefits you see from being a parent-friendly workplace?
Greater work life balance as well as staff retention and recruitment. People want to work for a business which shares their priorities, and all working parents would want to prioritize family time.