sábado, 7 de mayo de 2016

Unlimited Paternity Leave at Netflix

I was impressed with the title of an article I discovered in the Huffington post: Here’s What It’s Like To Have ‘Unlimited’ Paternity Leave At Netflix.

Reading the article, I discovered Netflix has announced that employees — men and women — can take up to a year off after they have a kid. It does not apply to all employees, but  still it is a courageous initiative.

The article mentions they have a similar approach to vacation. This tells a lot about the relationship the company wants to establish with their workers.

We could say that Top US companies are offering around 16-20 weeks paternity leave, so the Netflix program is far beyond the benchmark.

In Spain, Paternity Leave lasts 16 weeks. This period can be shared between the mother and the father, except for the first 6 weeks.

Good luck Netflix with this brave initiative!