Hindustan Unilever Limited: Providing the Right Work-Life Balance

Hindustan Unilever Limited: Providing the Right Work-Life Balance
Case Code: HROB225
Case Length: 7 Pages
Period: 2020-2021
Pub Date: 2021
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.200
Organization: Hindustan Unilever Limited
Industry: Cosmetics & Toiletries
Countries: India
Themes: Employee Development, HR Policy, Employee Benefits, Employee Attitudes & Emotions
Hindustan Unilever Limited: Providing the Right Work-Life Balance
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The case “Hindustan Unilever Limited: Providing the Right Work-Life Balance” discusses the initiatives taken by India’s largest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), to enable its employees to strike the right work-life balance. The case delves into details of HUL’s various Human Resource (HR) policies and explains how each of the policies made the company’s employees execute both work and personal responsibilities better. HUL’s initiatives to cater to the varied needs of its women employees are explained in detail. The measures being taken by the company to keep itself abreast of the changing needs of new-age employees are also mentioned. So, will HUL continue to remain an ‘Employer of Choice’ and a ‘CEO Factory’ in India?


The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • Comprehend the concept of Quality of Work Life (QWL).
  • Examine emerging trends in the QWL space.
  • Analyze the impact of flexitime options on employee morale.
  • Develop talent management and retention strategies.
  • Formulate strategies for workforce diversity.
  • Scrutinize HR policies to stop gender discrimination.



Quality of Work Life; Employee morale; Workforce diversity; Gender balance; New age employees; Five generations; Career by Choice; Domestic Abuse Policy; Work-Life Balance; Flexibility; Maternity Benefits; Prevention of Gender Discrimination; Talent Retention Strategies; Group Mentoring; Leadership Development

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