As of 2015, only 12% of U.S. workers had access to paid family leave. However, announcements of generous paid leave benefits by some high tech and financial services firms, followed by legislative actions in areas of San Francisco and New York, pushed the discussion into the national spotlight.
IBI conducted in-depth interviews with human resources (H.R.) and benefits professionals at 15 major technology firms to learn why some companies adopted paid family leave, how they balance their policies with other business imperatives, and what human capital management challenges they faced. This executive summary provides the overview of the findings and key lessons for employers.