Enhances all types of parental leave
New Delhi, April 24
Microsoft India announced its enhanced family leave benefits to better meet the needs of their employees to be fully present at home and work. Specifically, Microsoft introduced a new Family Caregiver leave benefit: four weeks of paid leave at 100 percent to take care of an immediate family member with a serious health condition. In addition, maternity benefits for those who are adopting a child or who choose to have a child via surrogacy is at 26 calendar weeks of paid leave. The company has also increased paternity leave to six weeks paid at 100 percent, to give both parents more time to bond with a new child. Announcing the enhanced family leave policies, Ira Gupta, Director – Human Resources, Microsoft India, said, “At Microsoft,we are committed to fostering a healthy work-life balance by enhancing productivity and efficiency for our employees through a flexible work environment as part of our workplace advantage philosophy.Our employees bring their best to work every day, to support our mission, strategy and culture.So, in turn, we are aiming to bring the best to our employees by continually assessing, refining and enhancing the world-class benefits we offerto ensure that they have the time they need to care for the people who matter most in their lives.” Microsoft is committed to driving a culture of diversity and inclusivity across the company, and providing family leave benefits is one of the ways it supports that culture.