Parent and Carer Pillar
At Merkle, supporting working parents and carers isn’t just an HR goal – it’s a business strategy to improve productivity, employee wellbeing and crucially, to retain our top talent and, as a result, our top clients.
Being a working parent or carer
A community of parents has long existed within Merkle, and the Parent & Carer pillar was created to provide a wider support network, with the aim of helping anyone whose responsibilities to others outside of work can mean they require more support within work. We seek to drive awareness and engagement around areas such as (but not limited to) policy, baby loss, different types of family unit and flexible working for parents working from home. We host a variety of events within our community and with client partners, as well as fundraising for our charity partners. Through our shared lived experience, we have been able to inspire and support each other, and have an input into family and carer policy creation within Merkle and our parent company, Dentsu.