CQuence Health Group - Employees Celebrate Paid Parental Leave Benefit

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CQuence Health Group offers Paid Parental Leave for all team members who have been with the company for 12 or more consecutive months.

In order to be as welcoming as possible, the benefit provides 10 weeks of Paid Time Off for both mothers and fathers. This benefit, which applies to both full- and part-time employees at Cassling and CQuence Health Group, highlights our values as a family-owned company.

“Having a child, even if it’s not your first, is a reality-shaking event,” said Jeff Getzfred, Cassling Reporting Analyst. “From worrying about baby necessities like clothing and diapers to transportation needs like a bigger car, becoming a parent is an anxious time. Knowing that your company is supporting you by giving you the time to be with your newborn is a great relief. It takes some of the burden off of you knowing you don’t have to rush back to work. You need time to be with your baby, spouse, and family, and it’s great that the company is willing to give you that time.”

One exciting thing to note about our paid parental leave policy is how it applies to families of all kinds. Team members who welcome children via adoption or fostering are also eligible, something that adoptive fathers like Cassling Regional Service Manager Tim Elder appreciate.

“As an adoptive dad of three, my wife and I experienced the joy and the stress of adopting newborns from three different states,” said Tim. “For each adoption, we had to spend a couple of weeks in another state as we prepared to bring home our little one and then take more time off to adjust to our new family life. The parental leave benefit is huge because it gives a new mom or dad much-needed time to prepare, adjust, and bond as a family. It will help many families who are hoping to adopt because they won’t have the stress of using PTO or working odd schedules while trying to adapt to their new family life.”

In discussing the benefit, Vice President of Human Resources Bruce Stec acknowledged how paid parental leave keeps CQuence Health Group competitive in the recruiting space since only 19% of U.S. employees have access to paid family leave through an employer. It also reflects the evolving role an employer has in helping its team members strike an appropriate work-life balance.

“We believe employees who are experiencing additions to their family should have adequate time to focus on their growing family,” said Bruce. “And given the many shapes that families can take today, it was important to us to apply this benefit to mothers, fathers, and anyone who has gone the route of adoption or fostering.”

Mike Cassling, chairman and CEO, also discussed how paid parental leave continues the employee-centric legacy that began with the company’s founding.

“This has always been a family company,” said Mike. “This benefit emphasizes our commitment to family in a way that I think my father, who founded Cassling over 36 years ago, would be proud of. By providing paid leave to any member of our team who has been blessed with a child, we’re doing our part to help maintain a healthy work-life balance. Plus, we know that added financial stability will give our people peace of mind during this most important transition period as a parent.”

If work-life balance is important to you, then visit our Careers page to see if there’s a position on our team that fits your skills. We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our growing family of companies!