11,000 HSBC employees to get more days off
Some 11,000 HSBC employees in Hong Kong will benefit from increased annual leave, starting from January 1 next year.
The bank said it raised the number of days off from 22 to 24 for certain grades of staff. It is hoped that the move will help these employees improve their work-life balance.
“Employees are our greatest asset. We recognise fostering and building on a culture that helps our people balance their personal and professional commitments will deliver strong benefits for both the bank and our employees,” said Diana Cesar, CEO for HSBC Hong Kong.
With half of HSBC’s Hong Kong workforce comprising women, the bank has also made adjustments to its parental leave benefits.
For a start, expecting mothers can now anticipate longer maternity leave with full pay.
Parents returning from maternity or paternity leave will also be able to ease back into work through a two-week flexible return period. During this period, they will be able to clock in shorter work days.