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Seramount Names RSM One of its 2021 Best Companies for Dads

Sep 29, 2021

Kimberly Bartok, Enterprise Public Relations Leader,, 212.372.1239
Andreia DeVries, Enterprise Public Relations Manager,, 919.645.6821
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Seramount Names RSM One of its 2021 Best Companies for Dads

CHICAGO – (September 29, 2021) – Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media) recently revealed its fourth annual list of Best Companies for Dads. This year’s winners are focusing on inclusive benefits for families, including paid gender-neutral parental leave, backup childcare, and support provided to employees throughout COVID-19. RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services – was among the companies that earned a spot on this year’s list.

“At RSM, we understand that our 13,000+ people across the country and in Canada have unique needs based on their specific circumstances, and that working parents oftentimes need help managing the demands of work and family, particularly during challenging times such as the pandemic,” said Katie Lamkin, chief talent officer with RSM US LLP. "Offering meaningful benefits and other resources to support working parents – and all of our people – is key to helping them feel successful at work and at home. Being named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Dads is an indication that we’re getting it right.”

“Dads continue to be outspoken about wanting to be equal partners when it comes to parenting responsibilities and needing the flexibility from their employers to do so,” said Subha V. Barry, president of Seramount. “Our Best Companies for Dads are listening to their employees. They’ve made their leave policies more inclusive and have increased the support offered to families during a time when parents and caregivers are constantly juggling home and work life.”

RSM joins Bank of America, Citrix, Goldman Sachs & Co., IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Moody’s and others on this year’s Best Companies for Dad’s list.

Key findings from the 2021 Best Companies for Dads:

  • Companies continue to move toward gender-neutral parental leave: 88% of this year’s winners offer fully paid, gender-neutral parental leave compared to 63% of winners a year ago. The remaining 12% offer fully paid paternity leave.
  • Seventy-five percent of winning companies offer phase-back programs after leave (compared to 38% of last year’s winners).

This year Seramount added specific questions about how organizations helped parents and caretakers with time off, flexible hours and other benefits during COVID-19. There is a significant difference between the responses of companies that made the list and those that didn’t, showcasing how this year’s Best Companies for Dads pivoted to help working families.

  • Seventy-five percent of Best Companies for Dads gave employees extra time off in 2020 because of COVID-19.
  • Sixty percent of Best Companies for Dads increased health insurance coverage for employees and/or dependents as a result of COVID-19.
  • Eighty-two percent of Best Companies for Dads increased mental-health coverage for employees and/or dependents as a result of COVID-19.
  • Sixty-two percent of Best Companies for Dads increased childcare reimbursements because of COVID-19.


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