Determine whose endorsement you will need to make the official decision to offer paid family and medical leave. These people may include:

  • The board of directors
  • Head of HR / other HR managers
  • Other senior executives (e.g., CEO, CFO)
  • Heads of business units
  • Employee benefits committee members
 

If multiple leaders/groups must be convinced, determine in what order you will approach them and consider who will be useful to have on board first to help sway others.

"We brought it up to our CEO, who was happy to afford people at her company this precious time. Once the CEO was on board, everyone else fell into line." - Manufacturing company

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