HARMAN Introduces Enhanced Maternity Benefits for Employees in India

Oct 5, 2016

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Launches new HR policy that extends paid maternity leave from three to six months


BENGALURU, INDIA- HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has announced a revised maternity policy for new mothers at HARMAN, which extends all benefits including paid leave, from existing three to six months.


The move is aimed at providing a secure, inclusive and productive work environment for the women workforce at HARMAN, which accounts for over 22 percent of the total employee base in India.


“At HARMAN, we promote an inclusive work culture. We encourage all colleagues to find a fine balance between a flourishing career and a blissful family life and the new policy is a step forward in this direction.” said Pradeep Chaudhry, Country Manager, HARMAN India. “There have been many instances when deserving women colleagues have received highest performance rating either during or right after their maternity period. We offer multiple support systems and programs to our people so they are cared for both professionally and personally.” he added.


India is home to HARMAN’s largest concentration of software engineers and designers with over 8600 employees. The company is committed towards building an employee benefits package that caters to the diverse needs of its people. The company has also launched several innovative programs for women including the HARMAN Women’s Network – an initiative focused on attracting and developing top female talent at HARMAN.




HARMAN started its operation in India in 2009 and has been at the core of our innovations and transformation from a hardware-focused company to a software- and services-driven business. In line with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ vision, HARMAN has invested significant resources in building our R&D and manufacturing capabilities in India, including a state-of-the-art factory in Pune, Maharashtra that delivers cutting-edge infotainment and audio solutions for our automotive partners, including TATA Motors and Fiat.


We also are proud to support many community efforts and initiatives, such as A.R. Rahman’s Sunshine Orchestra, Pune’s Gaana Saraswati Mahotsava and Mrs. Arundhati Nag’s Rangashankara theatre in Bengaluru.




HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 29,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.9 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.