How Google and new moms benefit from generous leave

Excerpt from the LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on May 18, 2018.

Happy Mother’s Day!After the tech giant increased its paid maternity leave benefit from 12 weeks to 18 weeks in 2007, the rate at which new moms quit dropped by 50%, reports Quartz. Some 52% of women in STEM jobs end up leaving their fields, according to research from the Center for Talent Innovation. Google’s experience suggests that generous parental leave can reduce the hefty costs of employee turnover and alleviate some of the challenges women in tech encounter.

Author: chapterpresident

I have worked in the FDA since 1990 in a variety of positions. I currently serve as chapter president of NTEU Chapter 254, representing FDA employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.