Google's maternity-leave policy has reduced attrition, HR chief says

01/21/2013 | Slate

Google gives new mothers five months of maternity leave with full pay and benefits and lets them divide their time off however they wish. Since Google implemented the maternity-leave policy, the attrition rate among new mothers has decreased by half, HR chief Laszlo Bock says. The policy is a result of Google's efforts to use empirical data about worker satisfaction while crafting workplace policies, Farhad Manjoo writes.

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