Charles Aris Maternity Lounge
Charles Aris Inc. is a global executive search firm that has over fifty years of experience in recruiting top talent. Along with being responsible for recruiting and connecting leaders with worldwide opportunities, the company has shown dedication to nurturing the needs of their employees who are new parents.
Charles Aris improved their family-friendly benefits program by adding a maternity lounge and adding six weeks to their parental leave package, which is now 86 weeks in total.
Their current headquarters at the corner of North Greene and Bellemeade streets, intentionally included the maternity lounge as a foundational piece of the program to best serve mothers on their team.
Charles Aris vice president Jill Jitima, a mother of two children, says, “It was encouraging for me to see our company evolve with regard to how we’re thinking about maternity leave and working mothers in general. The first step was introducing a place where moms could go and be comfortable in the workplace. That was key in us beginning to think about building a platform for moms on a number of fronts including increased paid maternity leave, flexible work schedules and general health assessments we perform each year.”
The dedicated area includes a restroom, shower, and small locker room. It is secluded from other areas of the restroom and away from employee offices and workstations. The lounge also includes a sink and drying station; minifridge and snacks, convenient electrical outlets and a clean, sterile environment. By providing this space, Charles Aris supplies its new mothers with maximum comfort and safety in a clean environment and calm atmosphere.