At Nike, we strive to have a safe and inclusive workplace and continue to build diverse, high-performing teams. We engage and inspire our workforce by offering opportunities for career growth and development, in addition to providing equitable and competitive pay and benefits.
In FY16, we formally launched our U.S. Family Care benefit program, which provides up to eight weeks of paid time off for all eligible employees to care for a spouse, partner, or dependents. By the end of FY17, over 1,800 employees had already benefited from the program – from parents bonding with a newborn or adopted child, to those with a sick family member. This new benefit was also an opportunity for us to challenge gender norms where women typically assumed the role of primary caregiver. Of those who used the benefit over the past year, 57 percent (1,073) were men, compared to 43 percent (816) women.
We continue to provide reward programs tailored to the needs of our workforce, including:
- Competitive health care benefits, with multiple plan design options to suit various family types
- Retirement benefits
- Incentives based on company and individual performance for eligible employees
- Opportunity to enroll in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan in most locations
- Employee discounts on Nike products