Egg Freezing Option at Facebook – Is it a Game Changing Employee Benefit?




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Abstract

Facebook stood among the top companies in introducing contemporary HR practices. Most of its policies gained instant market recognition and yielded positive results. But the introduction of the Egg Freezing option as an employee benefit attracted a lot of attention, both positive and negative. While it was accepted by a few, there were others who were critical of such an option being introduced.

This case study also offers students the scope to understand and analyze the HR practices of Facebook and to initiate a discussion to identify possible solutions for the problems faced by women employees. Besides, it helps initiate a discussion on the role and necessity of Ooctye Cryopreservation (Egg Freezing) in addressing the problems faced by women employees while making a choice between motherhood and their careers.

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Issues

The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • Understand the problems of women employees in an organization
  • Evaluate the HR policies of Facebook in the context of employee satisfaction
  • Understand the difficulties faced by women employees while making a choice between motherhood and career
  • Debate whether an employer’s offer to extend financial help for egg freezing can be a game
  • Analyze the challenges before Chipotle in preserving its culture and helping it evolve as it continues to expand at a fast pace
  • Explore ways in which Chipotle could balance growth and preserve its people culture.

Contents
Introduction
Background Note
Women Employee Retention-Facebook's Initiatives
Oocyte Cyropreservation-The Way Its Works
Critics View
Stepping Towards A New Era
Exhibit

Keywords

Facebook Inc, Oocyte Cyropreservation, Egg Freezing, Apple Inc, Parental Benefits

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