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

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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