▲ A female employee is opening a congratulatory gift set from CJ OliveNetworks’ IT Business Division for her pregnancy
As companies are stepping forth to smoothly support a balanced life of work and infant care while adjusting their working hours to care for female employees during pregnancy and childbirth, CJ OliveNetworks’ IT Business Division also announced that it is launching a campaign to create a work environment that is suitable for pregnant employees.
CJ OliveNetworks provides a special employee identification card to pregnant female employees. As it is difficult to identify a pregnant woman at the early stage of pregnancy, a card with a pink string is separately made and given for them to be protected by fellow colleagues and those surrounding them.
In addition, a blanket that blocks electromagnetic waves, toothpaste, cream, oil, and other beauty care products exclusively for pregnant women, an album for keeping ultrasonic wave photos, a mobile for the newly born baby, and other items are provided in a 10-item gift set as the company’s way of congratulating them on their pregnancy. Once they give birth, a Korean beef set or goods for newly born babies are again given as a gift set.
Furthermore, a transportation allowance is provided so that pregnant women who become heavy at the later stage of pregnancy may comfortably and freely use taxis during commute for a maximum of 10 times.
“Female employees make up about 30% of our staff, so we are working hard to create a system that cares for competent female employees. As low birth rate is an important problem that the Korean society must solve, we will continue to do our best to create a working environment that is friendly to pregnancy and childbirth at the corporate level,” said an officer of CJ OliveNetworks.
CJ Group is equally supporting and leading the movement for the work and family life balance of its staff. Those who have become parents after giving birth to a baby can make use of the “shorter working hours system for infant care,” which enables them to work two fewer hours a day for three months after birth. As for female employees in need of taking time off work for infertility treatment or health reasons, they can make use of the pregnancy leave system, which can be divided and used into different times for up to 10 months. (End)