Aug 06, 2015

    Netflix giving workers up to a year's paid parental leave


    UNITED States video streaming giant Netflix is offering up to one year of paid parental leave to both male and female employees after the birth of a child.

    Netflix said the move was aimed at boosting job satisfaction and retaining top talent.

    "We want employees to have the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growing families without worrying about work or finances," Tawni Cranz from Netflix said late Tuesday.

    "Parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. We'll just keep paying them normally."

    Several big US companies have recently taken steps to improve the quality of life of their staff.

    Retail giant Walmart and fast-food chain McDonald's have recently announced salary increases for their lowest-paid workers.

    Computer giant Microsoft also recently said it would require subcontractors to offer employees two weeks paid leave.