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This Irish Company Is Introducing Two Weeks 'Life Leave' For Staff To Use Anytime They Want

By Kiara Keane

August 2, 2019 at 12:39pm

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One of Ireland’s largest beer companies has announced it’s introducing ‘life leave’ for all employees.

Molson Coors Brewing Company, which owns the Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork as well as several brands including Coors Light and Rekorderlig, has launched a new employee initiative which offers staff up to two weeks extra paid leave annually.

Life leave can be used for a whole range of things including moving house, taking time to settle in a new puppy at home, studying for exams or the days leading up to a wedding.

That’s on top of the standard 31 days of staff holiday allowance as well as sick pay and other arrangements including compassionate leave.

The life leave scheme has been rolled out as part of the brewer’s new ‘Moments that Matter’ programme, which has been designed to offer employees an industry-leading approach to work-life balance.

 

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Phil Whitehead, Managing Director UK & Ireland at Molson Coors, said, “The way we all work has changed. For our people to perform at their best, we recognise they need an employer that provides flexibility and understands their personal priorities.

“There are often things going on in our lives which we would normally use annual leave to sort out, but this eats into actual downtime. We wanted to change that and give our people the ability to take care of what matters in their life without running down holiday days.”

A Cork-based company also recently gained attention after announcing it would be introducing a four-day week for all employees.

ICE Group, an award-winning recruitment, training and outsourcing business with more than 50 employees, said it was introducing the new initiative in order to reward their extremely hard-working staff.

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