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December 18, 2015
Shared Parental Leave – Another Step in Workplace Equality
By: Accenture Recruitment


When Mark Smith decided to take 32 weeks of Shared Parental Leave (SPL), he expected the opportunity to share in many of his son’s precious first moments. He didn’t anticipate colleagues’ concerns that his decision would negatively impact his career, however. To Mark, “SPL is only the next step towards absolute equality in the workplace.”

“If more companies are as committed to SPL as Accenture is, the cultural shift towards sharing parental responsibilities for young children being the norm will happen far more quickly” he says.

Read more about Mark’s SPL experience and learn about our commitment to gender equality.

Do you think taking Shared Parental Leave impacts one’s career? Share your thoughts below.

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        Rakesh sahoo • January 22, 2016

        Dear HR, May i know about the recruitment process of accenture ? I don't know why they used make so much delay on releasing offer.I have cleared all the rounds in interview process for java developer position in accenture since may 2015, also i have sent required documents 2 times as per the hr's mail.Still i didn't get my offer letter or any communication mail from anyone and in accenture portal my status in "On-hold documents pending". I am trying to contact the hr's but no is replying back to my mail. I was so much interested to join with accenture one of my dream company but sadly I am getting very bad experience with this kind of recruitment process .Anyway I have some other offers with me i gonna join with them but i hope this kind of thing should not happen with other guys like me for whom accenture is one of the dream company. Thank you, Rakesh kumar sahoo(candidature_C5065689)

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        Accenture Recruitment • December 21, 2015

        Hello Yogendra, we have many positions open at Accenture, please visit our Careers page to learn more and apply (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/careers). Thanks for your interest in Careers at Accenture!

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        Archana Gupta • December 19, 2015

        First moments are very preciously when considered personal point of the individual. Yes SPL give individual chance to share the responsibility with the partner which is much needed by mother as kid need attention 24/7 and single person handling this would be bit tiresome. Apart from experiencing or taking pleasure by observing the first moments of the baby sharing the responsibility of taking care young children is some thing very appreciable and SPL is indeed a very good attempt for bringing gender equality. This thought is different and appreciative one.

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