January 31, 2020
- About 1 in 5 global employers have established a global leave policy. Another 18% have a philosophy in place, but many leave programs are implemented locally.
- Leave related to parenting (parental, maternity/paternity, adoption) was covered by over 90% of global policies. Bereavement and caregiver leave were less likely to be included.
- Two-thirds of global employers calculate leave using a global minimum standard; 28% offer a stacked benefit in which the same amount of leave is added onto the statutory requirement.
Large employers with global locations must navigate significant challenges in order to establish a program with globally consistent principles that can be adapted to local cultural norms, while complying with varying country-specific legislation. When it comes to legislative requirements, many countries are ahead of the U.S. in establishing guidelines and policies for parental leave, sick time and paid time off for vacation, to name a few.
Of those employers completing the survey, 67% are multinational.
Leave Strategy and Transformation Survey: Global Leave
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Part 12020 Large Employers' Leave Strategy and Transformation Survey
Part 2Leave Strategy and Transformation Survey: Executive Summary
Part 3Leave Strategy and Transformation Survey: Employer Leave Strategy and Leave Structure
Part 4Leave Strategy and Transformation Survey: Global Leave
Part 5Leave Strategy and Transformation Survey: Policy and Coordination with Leave Laws
Part 6Leave Strategy and Transformation Survey: Family Leave
Part 7Leave Strategy and Transformation Survey: Other Leave Programs
Part 82024 Leave Strategy Survey Chart Pack