Benefits like flexible work arrangements and paid parental leave allow employees to balance their jobs with other priorities.
Flexible Working Arrangements
GM places more emphasis on accomplishing work-related tasks than on spending a certain number of hours in the office. This improves employees’ work-life balance and enables them to address personal needs while still completing their work.
In job assignments that are compatible, and with leadership approval, we allow flextime scheduling to accommodate individuals who prefer to start their workday early, as well as those who have reasons for working late. GM also allows telecommuting arrangements through which employees complete work away from a GM worksite and connect with their coworkers through email, telephone and web meetings. This can be an effective work arrangement for individuals who face a long commute between their home and worksite, or those who have personal responsibilities that require their presence at home for specific periods of time.
Paid Parental Leave
Through GM Paid Parental Leave (GMPPL), GM also provides two weeks of parental leave, paid at 100 percent, to assist mothers, fathers and adoptive parents in the child bonding process. The policy applies to all U.S. salaried employees immediately upon hire and must be taken within 12 months of birth, adoption or surrogacy. For birth mothers, the leave is intended to be taken following the time provided for birth and delivery. Birth mothers are also eligible to apply for up to two years of Dependent Care Leave, which, while unpaid, provides a job guarantee for up to a year.
Health Concerns Hotline
GM recognizes there is more to health and wellness than exercise and nutrition. We also provide resources for issues like substance abuse, spousal abuse, stress and depression. A toll-free phone number and website are monitored by trained professionals 24/7 and are available in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.