For the second year in a row, a Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública is the big winner of the Great Place to Work, Bahia section, an award given to entities that are recognized by their employees as a good place to work. The first place in the Large Companies category is repeated after the institution has participated in all seven editions of the GPTW Award, which, this year, also included the companies Kordsa, Simples Vet Tecnologia, Embracon-BA, Wish Hotel da Bahia, Laboratório Sabin, Bomconsórcio, Jacobina Mineração - Yamana Gold, Veracel Celulose and Natulab Pharmaceutical Laboratory. In all, 45 companies were qualified to compete for the award.
Telma Bastos, manager of the Strategic Management of People and Learning (GEPAP), says that the two-time championship is a response to the institution's policy of putting its collaborators first, taking into account the quality of life of their families. Within this perspective, she highlights some actions implemented by the Bahiana, such as the extension of paternity leave, from five days guaranteed by law to 15 days.
“The benefit of the extended paternity leave was spectacular. Being able to follow my son's early days was very important. Taking time to assist my wife with her care was critical. In my old job, I was only entitled to five straight days. Very little, it didn't help at all. I just have to thank the Bahiana!”, celebrates Gerson Silva Ribeiro, who has worked at the Project Management Center for a year and two months at the institution.
Bahiana it also offers the possibility of reducing the workload for mothers who have returned from maternity leave, during the baby's first year of life. To enjoy the benefit, the employee authorizes a salary reduction proportional to her workload. In addition, mothers with children up to 2 years of age are exempt from making break hours compensation.
Also within the policies aimed at the well-being of the family, the Bahiana grants parents two half-yearly exemptions - upon presentation of a certificate of attendance - so that they can participate in their children's school meetings, in addition to a 6-hour allowance so that they can accompany both their children and their elderly parents to medical appointments and other care with the health.
"The purpose of Bahiana, with this type of initiative, is to support the employee in taking care of their daily lives. It means surrounding these people with everything they need to have a more comfortable life, in the sense that they feel healthy, feel good about themselves, keeping in mind that the institution supports them in times of difficulty”, declares Telma.