It’s no secret that parenthood, while rewarding, can be a delicate balancing act – especially when navigating a career. Adapting to the responsibilities of a working parent is made easier thanks to our award-winning workplace.
This year, we are in the top 100 of Seramount’s Best Companies list, identifying the top forward-thinking U.S. companies providing inclusive family benefits. Also, we are recognized for mental health offerings and healthcare benefits, including fertility.
Our family-friendly benefits, programs and policies are extensive. Some of the offerings include:
- Generous paid-time off and flexibility through a hybrid work model
- 8 weeks of paid parental leave following a birth or placement of a child through adoption, fostering or surrogacy
- Access to personalized caregiving support options, care communities and navigators from the Unum Care Hub
- On-site lactation rooms and breast-milk shipping service through Milk Stork
- A $500 company contribution to an employee’s child 529 College Savings Plan
Working Parents of the Year
While there are many working parents within our organization we could choose from, we were asked to nominate two “Working Parents of the Year” for the 100 Best Companies recognition. After special consideration, Rajna Kecojevic and Clay Dent were selected to attend the Award Gala in New York City.
Rajna Kecojevic, Director of Acquisition Enablement for US Operations, navigates being mom to 5-year-old Filip and taking care of her mother. Well known for her leadership managing the Unum Group Working Parent group, Rajna is an advocate for working parents.
“When an employer understands, respects, and supports what we value the most, we are intrinsically motivated to stay with that employer and give our best each day,” says Kecojevic, who’s been with Unum for 12 years.
Clay Dent, a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, is a well-known face in Chattanooga as a dedicated foster parent and champion in the community.
“My wife and I began our fostering journey four years ago with a passion to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children in need,” Dent said. “We hope to provide a permanent, loving home through adoption in the future. One of the biggest reasons I chose Unum was the family benefits and work-life balance.”
Dent volunteers for Chambliss Center for Children, The Community Kitchen, the Urban League, and the YMCA of Metro Chattanooga’s Y-CAP program.
To learn more about Unum Group’s workplace and job opportunities, visit: https://careers.unum.com/global
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About Unum Group
Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), an international provider of workplace benefits and services, has been helping workers and their families for 175 years. Through its Unum and Colonial Life brands, the company offers disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, vision and stop-loss insurance; leave and absence management support and behavioral health services. In 2022, Unum reported revenues of about $12 billion and paid $8 billion in benefits. The Fortune 500 company is one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies, recognized by Ethisphere®.