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IAG rewards employees for coming back to work after maternity leave
澳洲保險集團獎勵員工休完產假重返工作崗位

Australia’s Parliament House stands in Canberra, Australia is shown in this photo taken last Wednesday.
這張上週三攝於澳洲坎培拉的照片,是澳洲的國會大廈。

Photo: Bloomberg
照片:彭博社

Insurance Australia Group (IAG), one of Australia’s largest companies, announced that it will double employees’ pay during their first six weeks back from maternity leave. That is on top of 14 weeks of paid maternity leave.

The “welcome back payment” is meant to incentivize these women to stay with the company.

“We found that women who were going on maternity leave were saying ’It’s difficult for me to come back or if I do come back it’s quite difficult to be there,’” said Mike Wilkins, CEO of IAG, “we want to make sure that we attract and retain the best people.”

Wilkins said that the bonus is cost-effective because it is cheaper than recruiting and training new staffers, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. IAG aims to have one-third of its senior managers be women by 2015.

(Liberty Times)

澳洲最大公司之一的澳洲保險集團宣布,員工休完產假回來上班的頭六週薪水將加倍。這不包括在十四週的帶薪產假中。

這項「歡迎歸隊獎勵金」,意在激勵這些女性繼續留在該公司工作。

「我們發現,休產假的婦女說︰『我回來上班有困難,或者我就算回來了,也很難全心投入』」,澳洲保險集團執行長麥克.威金斯說,「我們想確定我們吸引並留住最好的人才。」

根據澳洲廣播公司報導,威金斯說,這項紅利具成本效益,因為這樣比招募、訓練新人還便宜。澳洲保險集團力求二○一五年前達到高階經理中有三分之一是由女性出任。

(自由時報/翻譯:管淑平)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. on top of prep. phr.

除了…之外 (chu2 le5 … zhi1 wai4)

例: On top of my duty, I also have to substitute for my sick colleague.

(除了自身的工作外,我還要代理生病同事的職務。)

2. incentivize v.

激勵 (ji1 li4)

例: The mayor hopes that the new tax breaks will incentivize business investments.

(市長希望新的減稅措施將激勵企業投資。)

3. aim v.

力求 (li4 qiu2)

例: We aim to close the deal by the end of this month.

(我們力求本月底前完成這筆交易。)


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