Thanks to Millennials Coca-Cola has Made a Big Change
Posted On Apr 11, 2016
Today, Coca-Cola announced its paid-leave-for-all-parents policy that will take effect on January 1, 2017.
— The Coca-Cola Co. (@CocaColaCo) April 11, 2016
The soft drink giant shared the news on its Coca-Cola Journey blog while also crediting millennials for convincing the company to make the change. Starting next year, Coke will offer six weeks of paid leave to all new parents at the company, benefitting biological, adoptive, and foster moms and dads. To further promote equality, this policy also includes same-sex parents.
“Fostering an inclusive workplace means valuing all parents – no matter their gender or sexual orientation,” said Ceree Eberly, Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company.
This implementation was encouraged by Coca-Cola’s Millennial Voices, a diverse group of young employees selected to serve as leaders for change to help the beverage business attract and retain Millennial employees and consumers.
Watch the video below to see Coca-Cola’s Millennial Voices in action.
We hope to see other companies meet Coke’s flexible workplace benefits to support work-life balance.
Let us know in the comments below if you think new dads at Coca-Cola will take the offered six weeks of paid leave?
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