Deloitte Offers Voluntary Sabbatical Program to Employees
Organization expands career-life choices with new program
NEW YORK — As part of a continued commitment to supporting the career-life needs of its people, Deloitte has rolled out a voluntary sabbatical program across all of its U.S. offices. The program gives employees the opportunity to voluntarily participate in an extended leave to pursue external career development, volunteer experience or personal growth opportunities.
“The Deloitte Sabbatical Program is based on principles that are deeply rooted in our corporate DNA,” said Cathy Benko, chief talent officer and vice chairman, Deloitte LLP. “Through the Deloitte talent experience, we are providing our people with options for creating the Deloitte that’s right for them. Enabling our employees to recharge by engaging in various personal and professional pursuits not only provides enriching career and life experiences but also increases productivity and long-term satisfaction”
Deloitte’s sabbatical program expands the career-life choices available to its people and underscores the organization’s mass career customization model, which allows workers to “dial up or dial down” to fit various life stages.
Two voluntary sabbatical options are available to employees based on certain eligibility and upon completion of a pre-approval process. A one-month sabbatical offers a four-week unpaid sabbatical with continued benefits to pursue activities not covered by another formal leave program. A three-to-six-month sabbatical offers a leave period paid at 40 percent of base salary with continued benefits to pursue external career development opportunities or volunteer experiences.
The longer sabbatical is designed to help high performers build and expand their professional skills. “Career enhancement is at the heart of the Deloitte talent experience,” said Benko. “We seek to increase the value of our talent by continuously providing them with compelling development and growth opportunities.”
Since the launch of the program on June 1, participants have pursued a range of activities, including studying for the GMAT, working on a fishing boat in Alaska, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and helping The Foundation for Sustainable Development extend its microfinance products in India.
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