Recently, one of the Big Fours, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India launched its latest maternity leave policy under its bigger umbrella of parental leave policies.
Targeted at full-time women employees, the policy titled “Full Circle”, allows women employees who have been with the organisation for more than two years, to take three years’ leave to raise her child. Of course, the aim is to ensure, that those employees leverage the benefit and returns to the company after a hiatus.
In the words of Jagjit Singh, Chief People Officer at PwC India, “Our ideology with the introduction of this programme is to put into practice the broad organisational commitment towards supporting our women employees and their personal needs”.
Some benefits of the plan include continuation of service throughout the duration of the programme; a mentor to connect to who will assist in the transition back to the firm and access to all PwC related updates.
“With this new program, our women employees, who frame nearly a third of our entire workforce in India, will get the opportunity to stay connected with their peers, colleagues and firm even if they elect to take a break to care for their children”, the company quoted.
As a part of their women – oriented policies, PwC also revised its paid maternity leave to 26 weeks from 12 weeks with effect from January 2016.
In addition to the above, PwC will continue with its other benefits in order to ensure proper work-life balance to its employees.
Source: Economic Times