Care for Family

Care for Family

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Yahoo Japan Corporation (Yahoo! JAPAN) introduces various systems so that all employees can continue working comfortably while giving birth, childcare and nursing care. The systems extend beyond legal requirements (e.g. leave to nurse sick children, extension of childcare leave and shorter working hour system for childcare, etc.) and the number of users is increasing both in men and women.

Work Support Systems

Maternity leave Maximum 5 working days. (Prior to the “Maternity Leave Before Childbirth”)
Yahoo! JAPAN childbirth leave 7 days prior to the “Maternity Leave Before Childbirth”
Maternity leave before and after childbirth 6 weeks' leave before childbirth (14 weeks for multiple pregnancy) and 8 weeks' leave after childbirth.
Childcare leave Until the child’s first birthday. Extendable until the day before the child’s second birthday, if no nursery facilities can be found.
Shorter working hour system for childcare Standard working hours per day can be shortened to 5 hours until the child graduates from elementary school.
Flextime system for childcare A maximum of 90 minutes of flextime is allowed per day until the child graduates from elementary school.
Leave to nurse sick children Maximum 5 working days for 1 child of preschool age. Maximum 10 working days for 2 children or more of preschool age.
Childbirth leave for prospective fathers Maximum 3 working days. Available between 1 week prior to the birth date and 1 month after childbirth.
Nursing care leave Maximum of 5 working days within a fiscal year for an employee taking care of one family member with certification to receive care. Maximum of 10 working days within a fiscal year for an employee taking care of two or more family members with certifications to receive care.
Shorter working hour system for nursing care Standard working hours per day can be shortened to 5 hours for a maximum of 5 years.
Flextime system for nursing care A maximum of 90 minutes of flextime is allowed per day for a maximum of 5 years.
Nursing care leave of absence A maximum of 1 year per family member with certification to receive care.
Selectable work system System that provides one day of leave per week for childcare for elementary school students and younger, or if nursing care for a family member is required.

Support for Both Work and Family

The number of employees utilizing maternity and childcare leave, shortened hours, and the flextime system for childcare is increasing. As such, we started the mom/dad supporter system run by our employee volunteers in fiscal 2013 to offer support beyond physical systems. We conduct activities to support employees balance work and childcare such as: round table talks for employees raising children and superiors; lunch session for information sharing and consultations; individual consultations, etc. We have also established a division specialized in promoting work-life balance. This division supports management training, activities aimed at raising awareness, and diverse workstyles.Seminars to support employees returning to work after maternity and childcare leave have been held twice a year since May 2012, with a cumulative of 308 employees participating.

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