Our Gender Equality team & Family+ group have informed policies that make Abcam a more attractive place to work, including our new Global Family Leave Policy which offers enhanced packages. Introduced in October 2019, the policy ensures that all our people are entitled to the same amount of leave no matter where they are in the world through an increase in fully paid parental leave. This is inclusive of adoption and same-sex parents. Ultimately, our goal is to have a genderless family leave policy. Read more here
It is also important that we challenge embedded rigid processes and make them more flexible to help empower employees to do their best work. This also means supporting their choices so they can achieve effective results. In 2017, Abcam began to take proactive steps to support gender diversity and inclusion by adopting flexible working, which gives our employees choice and the freedom to structure their day. Flexible working has been implemented across all our sites globally, and is of benefit to all. Learn more here
We have also created inclusion hubs, including our LGBTQIA+ support group, ARC (Abcam’s Rainbow Community) and the multicultural support group HOPE (Helping Our People Excel), to name a few. We focus on the needs of each respective community, recognizing that every group has its own unique personality and individual challenges.