Kuwaiti conglomerate Alghanim Industries has recently rolled out new policies for its UAE employees to increase the participation of women in the workplace. One of the new initiatives is doubling maternity leave from the mandatory 45 days to 90 paid days, confirmed vice president of Food and Beverage Phil Broad.
“It stems from the research that Alghanim Industries conducted. Work-life balance is a crucial issue for working women, and the lack of it often results in them leaving the workforce,” Broad explained.
“It makes business sense to hire and retain women, and we would definitely encourage other UAE companies to follow suit,” he added.
This article was published on Aug 21, 2014