Dave Thomas Foundation Names McGladrey a Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace
McGladrey LLP, the nation's largest provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, was recently named to the 2014 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Since 2007, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled the annual list of America's top 100 adoption-friendly employers to honor companies that offer the best adoption benefits in the country. The list is determined by an analysis of a company's adoption benefits, including the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for employees who adopt. Companies across the country, from a wide range of industries, submit applications for consideration. In addition to ranking the top 100 overall, the Foundation also ranks companies by size in individual industry lists.
"Each year, we recognize the top 100 companies who go the extra mile to provide adoption benefits in the workplace. We know that these benefits are not only cost effective and build employee loyalty, but most importantly, they provide critical supports to families who adopt children in need of loving, stable homes," said Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
McGladrey offers its employees an adoption benefit that consists of expense reimbursements, paid time off from work through Parenting Leave, and support resources. All eligible employees can request reimbursement up to $5,000 in adoption-related costs per child. Employees can request parenting leave for up to 15 paid days, which can be used at their discretion (either in a block of time or intermittently) over a 12-month period. The firm also provides support resources through the Employee Assistance Program, New Parent Coach Program, Coach-on-Call, Extended Care Cash and Sittercity.
"McGladrey knows how vital it is to support its employees not only professionally but personally as well," said Katie Lamkin, national human resources leader at McGladrey. "We understand adoption is a special time that can require a significant commitment of time and resources. The firm institutes these programs and benefits to ensure our employees receive the opportunity to spend time and build relationships with their adopted children."
About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption:
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 130,000 children waiting to be adopted in foster care systems in the United States and Canada . Created by Wendy's® founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grant making. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.
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