PNC Financial Services Group
Chairman, President & CEO William Demchak Chief HR Officer Vicki Henn
Employees at this financial-services company were thrilled when it increased its paid parental leave in 2016, giving birth moms 16 fully paid weeks off (up from seven) and providing eligible new dads and adoptive parents with six fully paid weeks off (up from one). While the policy was announced in June, the company made the leave retroactive from January, meaning that thousands of moms and dads suddenly got extra free time. “I was ecstatic,” recalls HR business partner and new mom Lisa Stepanic. About 75% of salaried employees have taken advantage of flextime or telecommuting; videoconferencing has just been introduced companywide, making collaboration easier for all.