The stages for our female workforce are ever-diversifying and, not limited to the executive positions, the number of professionals willingly working in the fields such as sales and designing are constantly increasing. By encouraging the types of works that are beneficial for our female employees, we strive to create an environment that helps them work long-term.
At our company, we have provided childcare assistance to employees, including systems such as reduced working hours and maternity benefits. We are, however, expecting more employees to take childcare and maternity leave, and in May 2014 we introduced the new system to support the women called “macalon.”
”macalon" is a portmanteau of “MAma can work at CyberAgent (CA) LONg-term”.The program comprises 1) “Pre-pregnancy Leave” that can be taken for such purposes as going to the hospital for fertility treatments; 2) “Pre-pregnancy Concierge” to receive individual counseling by a professional; 3) “Kids at Home” to allow employees to work from home when caring for children, such as due to a sudden illness or when children are unable to attend nursery school; and 4) “Kids Day Leave” to allow employees time off for school events, such as entrance/graduation ceremonies or parent participation days, or other anniversaries.