Hewlett Packard Enterprise offering 26 weeks of paid leave for new parents

SINGAPORE – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Monday (Oct 21) announced the rollout of various employee programmes, including 26 weeks of paid leave for new parents – both mothers and fathers.

This is part of its new initiative to improve the wellbeing of its staffers, and their work-life balance, the tech company said.

Other programmes include Parental Transition Support, Retirement Transition Support, as well as ‘Wellness Fridays’ where employees are encouraged to leave the office three hours early on one Friday each month to volunteer, focus on their physical/emotional health, or spend time on personal/career development.

In a press statement, HPE noted that it is implementing these innovative policies on paid parental leave and flexible working arrangements in recognition of the importance of equal parenting, and the role that workplace culture can play in supporting it.

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