Genpact has announced an increase in fully paid maternity leave for its women employees in India.
Joining the bandwagon of companies enhancing their parental or maternity leave policies, Genpact has also announced an increase in fully paid maternity leave for its women staff in India, from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.
Applicable to adopting and commissioning mothers as well, the maternity leave is accessible to women employees for giving birth to or adopting upto two children.
“We are committed to finding ways to bring more women into the workforce, and once they are in, finding ways to enable continuity of employment as they balance family and work. Our aspiration is to be an industry leader in this area, and adopt market-leading practices. This is a big step in that direction,” said Piyush Mehta, SVP and chief human resources officer, Genpact.
Genpact has several women-friendly initiatives in place under the overarching umbrella of the Returning Moms programme. This includes access to daycare facilities at or near its office locations, stork parking at all locations, work from home or flexible hours if the nature of work permits, and shift timings and location of their choice for up to a year upon return from maternity leave.
“Gender diversity is among our top organisational priorities and creating a supportive ecosystem for our women is the first step in that direction. By extending the maternity leave period, we hope that our women employees will be able to strike a better work–life balance,” said Sasha Sanyal, SVP and diversity and inclusion leader, Genpact.
The changes to the maternity leave policy come into effect from this year for employees in India.