Parental leave policies continue to expand as new legislation ventures beyond the traditional maternity leave provisions. Some employers use enhanced statutory leave as a tool for attracting and retaining talent. Mercer has conducted extensive research on maternity, paternity, adoption and other family leave. The results are available in Mercer’s 2016 Global Parental Leave report.
As benefits play a more significant role in employees’ choice of employer, companies may choose to redefine their parental leave policies to ensure inclusivity. To attract and retain skilled global talent, and manage a diverse global workforce, organisations need accurate, up-to-date information on everything from salary trends to local statutory benefits.