Startup announces 3 months Paternity leave for its employee.
17th, July 2017 - Startup community
Employee benefit plays a vital role in talent management. Many start-ups have come out with new perks and benefits for its employee, with an aim to retain the talents. Of these, paternity or childcare leave to the secondary caregiver parent has emerged as one of the key attractions.
Recently, Microsoft increased its paternity leave to six weeks. Early this year, Cummins India had set a new benchmark among manufacturing firms by raising its paternity leave to one month.
This comes when most other companies offer 10 days to two weeks as paternity leave. For firms like Salesforce, an attractive paternity leave of 12 weeks is expected to assist in talent acquisition, especially since the firm is on the lookout for skilled people.
For parents who are forced to take unpaid family leave, the situation becomes infinitely more challenging. A strong paternity policy helps in addressing work-life conflicts which are a reality for both men and women after the birth of a baby.
The government recently mandated a six-month maternity leave. Some companies have de-linked parental leave from gender by the usage of terms like primary caregiver and secondary caregiver. Most progressive companies extend their parental policies to adoption and surrogacy as well.
(The article first reported in ToI)
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