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Germany: companies focus on issue of parenthood amid talent war
Planet Labor, 2 December 2019, n°11519 - www.planetlabor.com

On 25 November the German arm of US IT giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that all employees will now be eligible for six months of parental leave, with 100% pay from the company, following the birth of a child or an adoption. This move is indicative of a growing trend in Germany; faced with a shortage of qualified staff and the aspirations of new generation of workers, less focused on their careers, an increasing number of companies are introducing measures to foster an improved work-life balance. Their aim: to attract and keep hold of talent.

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