Advantage Group’s work flexibility policy (Advantage Flex) provides Advantagers with the opportunity to seamlessly balance work and life with confidence. As a diverse company, this flexibility looks different for everyone, especially Advantage parents. They have the ability to mould our flex policy to enrich every aspect of their family life with ease while maintaining their professional goals.
To get insight into the personal value of this policy, we asked parents at Advantage to share how flexibility at work helped them. From their responses, it’s clear that Advantage Flex has given them a pathway toward harmony and connections, making it easier to experience recitals, school pick-ups, and first days alongside work.
Advantage parents find balance, gratitude and presence in flexibility at work
Experiencing a balanced everyday life with our child
“I’m currently realizing again how great Advantage’s flex policy is. My child is at home with bronchitis, and my partner and I are splitting care in a way that works best for both of us, the child and work.
Likewise, I know that if an activity is planned at the kindergarten, I can be there because I can arrange it at work. It is very helpful when it comes to experiencing a balanced everyday life with our child without having the feeling of having missed something. I am very grateful to Advantage for this.”Benjamin Domnick, Senior Program Manager, Germany
A great opportunity to build myself and my family
“Being a single immigrant, I had to stay away from my kids for a considerable amount of time, especially my younger one, whom I left when he was just a few months old. Flex has allowed me to connect with my family much better when they arrived in Toronto for the first time.
From helping my elder kid acclimate to his new school to creating memories with my younger one with whom I had missed those initial milestones, Flex has given me a great opportunity to build myself and my family. It has really helped me to retain my mental balance.”Kranti Nidadavolu, People Manager
It’s about being present when it matters most
“Flexibility at Advantage has been a game-changer for me as a parent. It’s not just about managing the usual parental duties; it’s about being present when it matters most. With Advantage Flex, I’ve been able to adapt my work schedule around my children’s needs, whether they’re unwell, have doctor’s appointments, or need to be chauffeured to dance and baseball practices.
This adaptability means I’m not constantly racing against the clock, reducing stress for both me and my kids. Moreover, this flexibility extends beyond parenting. It allowed me to be there for my aging mother, assisting with her appointments and emergencies. In essence, Advantage Flex hasn’t just made me a more engaged employee; it’s made me a more attentive parent and child, balancing professional responsibilities with family commitments seamlessly.”Dan Doulos, Country Manager, Canada
I’m able to watch my daughter grow
“As a new parent, the flex policy at Advantage is the best gift any working parent could ask for. I’m able to watch my daughter grow, see her take her first steps, and be there when she needs me. Having a flexible working schedule means I’m able to prioritize work and family at the same time. I’m able to get all my work tasks completed while my daughter’s routine and schedule remain unchanged. This allows our days together to be predictable and stress-free!”Emily Ceolin, Senior Designer, Digital Experience
Balancing client satisfaction and ensuring that our family ‘business’ is running smoothly
“In Germany, there are 12 weeks of school holidays per year. While we can cover some of that with our holidays, a significant gap remains. Sometimes, family and friends can support, but there are also times when they can’t. This is where we appreciate the flexibility that working at Advantage offers. We are responsible for balancing client satisfaction and ensuring our family ‘business’ is running smoothly at the same time.
Where Advantage really makes a difference is the level of openness and honesty with which we discuss those things. We don’t need to make up an excuse because we want to postpone a meeting. Sometimes, we just need to pick up our daughter or drive her to a friend’s house. That’s a good feeling and shows that trust is at the core of our values at Advantage as well.”Christian Cordt, Country Manager, Germany
Daycare pickup is my favourite time of the day
“Flexibility at Advantage is now my number one favourite thing about the company, being a newer parent. In the ‘old days’, when we had to go to the office five days a week, I used to see parents rush off to their second job, to be with their kids. I now get it.
Daycare pickup is my favourite time of the day, and to be able to schedule my day around this is so appreciated. Being present at home while being able to deliver on the job is the juggling act many parents, especially moms, face. Thank you, Advantage, for helping with my personal juggling act.”Nirvana Mathura, Director, Talent Development
At Advantage Group, we are proud of the balance that our flexibility policy can provide for our employees and their families. If you’re interested in joining our company and learning about our culture, visit our Careers page.