Employee benefits are something each individual looks for in the company. The more the benefits the happier the employees. With this in mind, Ikea has designed its current strategy. The international furniture making company now allows a 26 week parental leave for both men and women.

Where most of the companies struggle to even give 2 months of maternity leave, Ikea has announced 6 months paid leaves for the employees. With additional benefits like reduce in working hours, full paid leave incase of illness arising out of pregnancy. With day care facilities Ikea is making sure to attract more women in the workforce.

The international furniture making company now allows a 26 week parental leave for both men and women.

Some of the top countries with the best maternity benefits are Iceland, Denmark , Serbia, Belgium, Norway, Hungary. Where the employees get the maximum paid leaves. Some top end companies are also trying hard to give maximum benefits to the employees.

India recently announced a 26 week maternity leave for women. This is being considered a landmark move to restore benefits to women who give birth or adopt a child.

Globally, companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Ebay, Twitter, Bloomberg, J&J, Vodafone allow a maternity break till 20 weeks. Not only the big companies but also the smaller ones should get in some good benefits for maternity leaves which will keep the employees loyal to the company in the longer run. To be a successful, forward-thinking company that is attractive to potential millennial employees, competitive maternity leave is now a must.

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