Professional services accounting company PricewaterhouseCoopers invested a hefty $45 million into its commitment to employee health and wellness. The money goes directly towards its own wellness program, assisting new families and highlighting the firm's investment towards a good and healthy work-life balance. PwC now gives its staff members the liberty to work 60% of their hours, while still earning their full salaries for the time frame of four weeks, once their parental leave ends.
PwC also promises parental employees the flexibility of transitioning back into their workplace roles following the birth of their child. Some of the new perks of PwC's wellness program include: eight weeks of paid parental leave for staff of either gender, $25,000 reimbursement per child for adoption, $25,000 reimbursement per child for surrogacy, six free hours of home care and consultations, a $1,000 bonus for staff towards wellness-related activities and four weeks of "Paid Family Care Leave."