Paid Family Leave, on the Rise, Helps Women Stay in the Workforce

With unemployment at its lowest in 50 years, extending paid time off (PTO) for family caregiving is one way that HR professionals are revamping rewards packages outside of wage increases. A new study highlights the advantages of family PTO for employees and employers, and it’s a lesson the federal government and cutting-edge companies are taking to heart as they increase family PTO benefits.

Retaining New Mothers

U.S. states that have implemented paid leave policies found a 20 percent reduction in the number of women leaving their jobs in the first year after giving birth—and up to a 50 percent reduction after five years—according to a study for the March of Dimes Center for Social Science Research. The study, conducted by the nonprofit…

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Credit to Stephen Miller, CEBS for the original post.

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