The computer giant started offering flex options in the 1980s, and today more than one-third of some 300,000 worldwide employees operate on the company's six models of flexible working arrangements, from telecommuting to compressed hours. IBM also has a great leave policy that's not limited to moms—or dads. Anyone can take up to three years of unpaid, job-protected leave with full health benefits for any personal reason...and over the past five years, some 6 percent of the company's U.S. workforce has.
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