PwC Malaysia announced enhancements under its flex+ program. The enhancements, which also include lifestyle and medical benefits, are part of the firm’s priority to continue its focus on wellbeing and flexibility at work and cater to the varied needs of its people.
“As a firm, we are on a journey to empower our people with greater flexibility to manage their work and personal priorities. At the same time, we want to support working parents as they manage through changing priorities and circumstances. We recognize the role inclusive workplace policies plays in motivating and developing our people,” said Sridharan (Sri) Nair, PwC Malaysia Managing Partner.
The highlights announced under the flex+ program include:
Enhanced paternity leave of 30 days to encourage fathers in PwC to play a more active role in parenting, and share responsibilities in taking care of their newborn.
Introduction of flexBenefits which provides employees the option to claim for various expenses within the scope of lifestyle which covers (among others); leisure travel, fitness, workplace ergonomics tools, childcare centre fees, purchase of baby gear such as car seats, and personal development courses; and medical Plus which covers specialist outpatient treatment, physiotherapy and maternity-related expenses (including fertility treatments)
FlexMed which allows medical leave to be taken without needing to produce a medical chit. An additional day off for employees on their Birthday to celebrate this personal special occasion.
These enhancements are part of the firm’s flex+ program, which provides a range of flexible work practices and family-friendly benefits such as Rest & Refresh, flexFridays, flexWear, flexSpace, flexMum, and Reduced Work Week, among other initiatives.