Trish Costello

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In the Latest Move to Revamp Yahoo’s Culture, Marissa Mayer Expands Parental Leave

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With her policies under scrutiny, the Yahoo CEO follows her ban on telecommuting with new perks for new parents.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Marissa doubles the paid time off for new Moms giving birth to 16 weeks and provides paid paternity leave of 8 weeks for the first time.  I’ve talked with a number of former Yahoos over the past few months, including many women, who backed her decision to tighten up the commitment of off-site workers, many of whom had abused the opportunity, not even signing in to their system for days.  It looks like she’s ridding the company of ‘dead wood’ then providing a premium environment for those she wants to keep.  It’s a solid strategy…. 

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