Company adds two additional paid months to the Argentinean statutory requirement
BUENOS AIRES; May 21, 2015 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is extending paid maternity leave for its full and part-time employees in Argentina to five months, paying full compensation for two additional months beyond the three-month national statutory requirement.
“Offering our people differentiated career opportunities includes enabling them to raise children without giving up their professional development,” said Sergio Kaufman, president of Accenture Argentina and Hispanic South America. “At Accenture, we are convinced that providing our employees with the means to develop themselves professionally and personally helps us attract, retain and inspire the best talent.”
Accenture is a pioneer in the implementation of flexible work programs, and the extended paid maternity leave is another example of the company’s comprehensive initiatives to enable employees to achieve the right work-life balance. This is particularly important for women, who account for more than 40 percent of Accenture employees in Argentina, including nearly half of the leadership team.
For instance, Accenture has created a special program called Women Point to promote professional development and increase networking among its female employees, with the goal of increasing the role of women in the company, particularly in leadership.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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