Why don’t a lot of companies in the U.S. give their employees paid parental leave when they have a baby? I mean, part of the reason is to remind them who owns their soul, of course.
But another part is: They’re worried it’ll affect the business’s ability to, you know, make money.
Well, according to a new study, that’s just not the case. Researchers found that there’s ZERO measurable negative effect on a company’s profits or long-term survival when they give employees paid time off after they have a child.
The study also found it doesn’t have any long-term negative effects on that employee’s coworkers who pick up the slack.
As of 2018, only 17% of companies in the U.S. offered paid parental leave.