HBF’s Direct Advice for Dads, a publication developed by HBF dedicated to supporting new Aussie fathers, and CoreData, a research firm, have again joined forces to shine a light on the top 20 workplaces for new dads, with SAP Australia ranking in the top 20.

The study analysed the largest 500 Australian companies by revenue to identify the workplaces that are leading the way with dad-friendly policies including parental leave, flexible work and other benefits. The 2020 results showed more companies are offering dads the opportunity to take over as primary carer, which is up by almost 6 per cent since the list was first released in 2018 (17.1%, up from 11.4%).

Debbie Rigger, Head of HR, SAP Australia and New Zealand, said:

“The events of this year have underlined the importance of flexible working and maintaining work-life balance, which is especially important for new parents. At SAP, we are always looking at new and innovative ways to provide the best possible employee experience, through new leave policies, support networks, and other benefits.

The recognition is a win for all of us at SAP, because every employee is responsible for building and maintaining our exceptional culture.”

Tamma Kirkby, Managing Editor of HBF’s Direct Advice for Dads, said:

Australian companies are moving fast to improve parental benefits. The top dad-friendly companies this year have picked up the pace and commitment to gender-neutral policies in their workplace, with nearly half of the companies listed making no distinction between paid parental leave for primary and secondary carers.”

Research suggests that new fathers who take parental leave of more than two weeks develop more confidence as parents, develop closer bonds with their children, better manage work-family balance, and have a better parenting relationship with their partner.

20) SAP Australia

SAP Australia offers dads paid parental leave to care for a newborn or recently adopted child. Other benefits for new parents include help sourcing suitable childcare, flexible work arrangements, and counselling and advice for dads and their families to help deal with any personal or work-related problem.

  •  Paid secondary carer’s leave:4 weeks
  • Paid primary carer’s leave:17 weeks
  • Headquarters: Sydney, NSW
  • Industry: Computer software
  • Number of employees: 1413

To find out more about working at SAP Australia, visit the about SAP ANZ homepage