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Intel India Rolls Out Exciting Perks for its Employees

Intel India

Intel India is known to have announced perky alterations to its employee benefit programs, reaffirming its commitment towards being a diversity-focused and family-friendly employer.

The new Programs are:

  • Enhanced Maternity leave: Maternity leave is increased from 84 calendar days to 150 calendar days (5 months)
  • Gradual Return from Maternity Program: Women employees returning from maternity will be entitled to work part-time on full pay for up to 1 month (30 calendar days) post their return to work
  • Enhanced Paternity leave: Paternity leave is increased from 5 working days to 10 working days (2 weeks)
  • Adoption leave: Increased to 10 working days for male employees and 150 calendar days for women employees in line with Maternity and Paternity Programs

The recent changes aim to bolster Intel India’s employee benefit offerings in the maternity, paternity and adoption space, while boosting the overall experiences of women employees who are new or soon-to-be-mothers.

Coomenting on the latest initiative, Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India said, “Diversity and inclusion are key business imperatives at Intel.  We respect, value and celebrate the unique points of view and opportunities that come with diversity in our employees. Our corporate business principles, policies and strategic initiatives are designed to further develop and retain our diverse workforce.  This leads to a work environment where every employee feels productive, valued, motivated and committed to do their very best.”

“We are committed to support our employees in the workplace and help strengthen the bond between employees and their families. Maternity is an important life-event and through our benefits we want to support our women employees in managing their personal and professional life during this juncture, and making a smooth transition back to work,” said Preethi Madappa, Director – HR, Intel South Asia. “We have always endeavoured to make benefits better and more meaningful for our employees. These changes to our benefit programs further reaffirm our continued focus towards being a diversity-focused and family friendly employer,” she added.

Other Employee Benefits include

Intel India’s other family-friendly benefits include Day Care discounts, maternity hospitalization coverage, bereavement leave, short term sick leave that can also be used to take care of ailing dependents, life and accident insurance cover, medical insurance programs that also cover parents/in-laws, Health For Life program, interest-free salary advance for personal emergencies, and free counselling sessions for both employees and their dependents through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

These changes are effective 1st September, 2015.

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