Amazon Can’t Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave (August 20, 2015)
By Josh Levs, The Huffington Post
In a big way, Amazon has shown itself to be what it never wants to be: stuck in the past.
An explosive New York Times piece on the company’s corporate culture noted that Amazon has no paid paternity leave — even as other tech giants have entered the modern era by expanding their offerings.
The ways in which businesses benefit from offering paternity leave are so clear and proven that corporate leadership has to dig its collective head way, way down in the sand to miss it. Paternity leave attracts and retains top-notch employees. It increases worker satisfaction, morale, and productivity. It helps conquer the sexist structure that pushes women to stay home and men to stay at work, allowing businesses a better shot at keeping their best employees at work regardless of gender.