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Tabcorp named in Top 20 Best Australian Workplaces for New Dads

Tabcorp named in Top 20 Best Australian Workplaces for New Dads

16 December 2020

“I’ve loved having this time with my daughter,” Senior Wagering Business Partner Phil Page says.

“I’ve loved taking her to swimming lessons, seeing her development and just being there as her personality starts to shine.”

Phil - currently on parental leave as the primary caregiver to his second child Matilda - welcomes today’s news that Tabcorp has again been named in Australia’s top 20 best workplaces for new dads by health insurer HBF.

Coming in at #11, it’s the second year running we’ve made the list, which is now in its third year.

To qualify, companies have to provide at least 12 weeks' paid leave for primary carers and two weeks for secondary carers. Tabcorp’s provisions include 18 weeks’ paid primary carer’s leave and six weeks for secondary carers.

HBF and research firm CoreData analysed the nation’s biggest 500 companies by revenue to identify the workplaces leading the way with dad-friendly policies including parental leave and flexible working. This year, 75 companies met the eligibility criteria - a sizeable increase of 70% over 2018’s field of 44 and a hefty boost of 14% from 2019’s list of 66 companies.

“We’re committed to creating a balanced and inclusive workplace and being an employer of choice for inclusion and diversity,” Chief People Officer Michelle Williams said.

“Our parental leave policy allows for pass-the-baton leave between parents and we’re seeing more dads make use of primary carer’s leave when their partner returns to work.”

This includes Phil, who’s on 10 weeks’ parental leave until 18 January.

“I’ve had amazing support from my leaders and colleagues,” he said.

“I would encourage other dads to do the same to help find that balance of family, life and career.”

Click here to view the full list of workplaces that made the list.

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