Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender


2014 2015 2016

Women Men Total Women Men Total Women Men Total
Total employees who had to the right to take leave 277 475 752 252 456 708 250 466 716
Total employees who used this right 277 457 734 249 437 686 243 424 667
Total employees who returned to work after taking leave 266 449 715 243 425 668 233 416 649

At the date of this report, the difference between employees who availed themselves of maternity/paternity leave and those who returned to work after their leave is mainly because the employees are still on leave.

 

2016* Women Men Total
Total employees who kept their position twelve months after re-joining 230 404 634
Index of those returning to work (%) 96% 98% 97%
Index of those who kept their position (%) 95% 95% 95%

The decrease in the retention rate is due, among other reasons, to the fact that some of the employees reincorporated after the leave in 2015 are enjoying a childcare leave.

*Data based on the number of employees. The data reported include Spain and staff with permanent and temporary contracts