Workforce Shortage: Missoula Travel Company Offers Paid Maternity Leave to Keep Workers (February 26, 2017)
By David Erickson, Missoulian
A Missoula-based adventure travel company has found that rather than relying on an antiquated model of simply replacing workers who quit for various reasons, it is better for the long-term health – both financially and literally – of the company and employees to try to retain workers for as long as possible. To do that, they are using a variety of incentives and creative benefits.
Adventure Life recently implemented an extremely progressive paid maternity leave policy, which essentially gives new mothers four weeks of paid absence. The bonus is paid out over the course of six months after an employee has returned to work and resumes a minimum average of 25 hours per week, and workers are eligible after they have been employed there full time for three years.