Adobe

Family Leave

Challenge

Government mandates for paid leave are currently slim to nonexistent. That means companies must navigate the tough balance between supporting employees during major life events and meeting business goals. Too often, employees have not had the support they need.

Actions

In 2015, Adobe was among the first companies in the tech industry to drive major expansion in its family leave programs.  At that time, Adobe increased its parental leave policy to up to 26 weeks of fully paid time off with the birth or adoption of a child. Since that time, the company has expanded to 13 countries with nine more expected this year.

Outcomes

To date, we’ve had hundreds of employees take advantage of family time – women and men to bond with their new child with a 99 percent return rate.  Adobe believes helping our employees care for themselves and their family at home helps them be their best at work. It also ensures that our female employees, who often shoulder the largest responsibility with new infants, can have the time they need before re-engaging at work.

Much of Adobe’s success can be attributed to a simple belief that our founders instilled in our culture: Great ideas come from everywhere in the company. In today’s ultra-competitive environment, it’s critical to cultivate a strong, diverse workforce who bring their best ideas to work every day. We are committed to making Adobe a great place to work, where everyone can contribute and succeed.

Shantanu Narayen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Adobe

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