In a major HR policy update, Johnson & Johnson India announced its program to enhance flexible working provisions, sabbatical arrangements and launches “Nurturing Family Bonds” program to accelerate Diversity & Inclusion. With these enhancements of Johnson & Johnson India’s new Human Resource policies, employees will now have more time to achieve their professional and personal goals

Johnson & Johnson spread its root into India 70 years ago. Since then, the Company has brought many innovative ideas, products and services to improve the health and well-being of people in India. The Company today employs more than 3,500 people and is organized into three business segments: Consumer Healthcare, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals in India.

At Johnson & Johnson, the belief is that good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. They have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based health care company, they are committed to using their reach and size for good. They strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. They are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.

The key features of the new policy are

Flexible working provisions

Keeping the employees’ interests at the center, Johnson & Johnson employees are now being encouraged to take up the option to work remotely once a week and/or choose flexible hours to meet their daily work and personal responsibilities.

Nurturing Family Bonds Program

An integrated end-to-end employee program, designed to support our expectant mothers, from early pregnancy stages until way after the baby is born. The program also addresses anxious fathers, as they step up to play an active role in nurturing the baby.

Sabbatical arrangements

To support employees in taking time off from work for personal reason like perusing higher studies related to current/ potential future roles, community service or health and wellness challenges.

Johnson & Johnson India is committed to supporting its employees and their families. These changes have long term value and provide empathy, compassion, understanding and flexibility to our employees. The company announced its enhanced eight-weeks’ paternity leave policy for new and adoptive fathers on Aug 2017. This is in addition to the company’s existing 26-weeks maternity leave policy for new mothers launched in 2011.

The company is continuously building on its 125-year legacy of care. To ensure employees forge a positive path and better serve the healthcare needs of its key stakeholders, Johnson & Johnson India is proactively enhancing its Human Resources policies to address the needs of their dynamic multi generation workforce especially the “new gen”. In line with Our Credo, these policy changes reinstate the importance of employees being able to champion work-life integration and achieve their maximum potential – at work and at home.

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