Retaining talent has never been more important as Americans across industries quit jobs at a record pace during the second half of 2021. We take pride in our high-performing culture and low turnover rate, which highlights the importance of investing in our people so they can reach their full potential. We employ approximately 4,800 people across the U.S. and strive to create a safe, inclusive workplace where every employee feels valued, heard and engaged to reach their full potential. We support our employees in their professional and personal lives, finding that the support for our employees reflects back in their contributions towards our business success.
Our retention efforts, which include professional development opportunities and a leading benefits package, contributed to a voluntary turnover rate of 6% in 2021. We had a 100% retention rate for employees that took paid parental leave in 2021. Additionally, we expanded our employee benefits to include hybrid remote work arrangements, understanding the need for improved work-life flexibility for our employees.
We believe that following best practices and creating a culture of belonging is the right way to run our business and treat our employees.Debbie Cowan, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER