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Safaricom Supporting a Mother Friendly Workplace
Introduction In its bid to be a world class employer of choice, Safaricom has gone to great lengths to ensure that the needs of its working mothers are well taken care of through : Adoption of various best practices in creating a mother - friendly work environment and work life balance Comprehensive insurance cover Investing in child care facilities e. g. Creche’ Implementing HR best practice At the Call Centre, ratio of men to women is 1: 1 and the average of employees at the Call Centre is 27
Investment in facilities to support mother and baby State of the art child day-care facility fully equipped (play and sleep areas) run by childcare professionals. Mothers can leave baby under care of the professionals at no charge. Doctor on site should the children fall sick. A mother’s room : Fully equipped in a hygienic and private environment for expressing of milk and breastfeeding.
Comprehensive Medical Insurance • Pre - Delivery • Ante natal clinics and scans covered including both natural and caesarean deliveries. • Post - Delivery • Immunizations are catered for up to 9 months solidly ensuring the child’s healthy start in life.
Other Services – Gymnasium to keep the working mothers fit and healthy. – Games Room – To relieve stress , assist to unwind and socialize.
More Services Cafeterias with healthy food choices to accentuate faster recovery and good health. Children can join the working mother for lunch or any meal. Libraries to research on all materials including working mothers roles.
Implementing Best Practice in HR Policies 3 month Maternity Leave + Annual Leave. Creation of mother friendly working hours for the employees on shift based positions. Such mothers work shifts that support breastfeeding up to 7 months after delivery.
Conclusion • With the above measures in place, Safaricom has once again become a pace setter for other like minded Corporates in Kenya, who would wish to be identified as supporting mother friendly environments. • At Safaricom we care.