Facebook Announces New Bereavement Benefits For Its Employees, And Its Super Amazing


When it comes to holidays, we all wish to have Government Jobs for ourselves. But sadly, life ain’t a wish granting factory. Working in a private firm can be a hell of a tough job unlike how many people look at it through the lens of flashy incentives. Working in a multinational company is not a joke where time is the new currency and one needs to spend it wisely.

But as the old man said, Health is wealth and hence, nothing can be more important than a holiday where you can relieve your stress staged up inside you due to loads of work. Facebook was born with an intent to relax people, but now the people who are actually running it are the ones craving for it. As a company, they need to upgrade their bereavement benefits for the employees working for them so that they can perform better in future.

Following this, the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the company, Sheryl Sandberg announced an update to the company’s employee benefits, which gave the clear signs that company wants their employees to spend some more time with their own families during their hard times.

So this is what she wrote on her personal timeline. A must read one ! !

Starting today, Facebook employees will have up to 20 days paid leave to grieve an immediate family member, up to 10 days to grieve an extended family member, and will be able to take up to six weeks of paid leave to care for a sick relative,” Sandberg writes. “We’re also introducing paid family sick time – three days to take care of a family member with a short-term illness, like a child with the flu.

Before this upgrade, Facebook used to give around 4 months of paid leave to new parents, mom or father. If this decision has to be compared with Indian companies, it seems like our mind set is still far behind. Many Indian companies offer little or almost no bereavement leave while MNCs offer just a few days (3-4 at max). It is indeed a high time for companies to realize that a happy employee means a GOOD employee and a GOOD employee means PROFIT ! !

So what are your views about these new bereavement benefits for Facebook employers? Do you think that this new upgradation will make an impact on policies of various companies. Please share your opinion in the comment section below.