News release

Seramount Names RSM As One of the “Best Companies for Dads”

Sep 21, 2022

Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager, andreia.devries@rsmus.com, 212.520.1266
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Seramount Names RSM As One of the “Best Companies for Dads”

CHICAGO – (September 21, 2022) – Seramount – part of EAB, the leading provider of education research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions – recently revealed its fifth annual list of 2022 Best Companies for Dads. This year’s winners are focusing on inclusive benefits for families, including paid gender-neutral parental leave, paid emergency childcare, bereavement leave after a partner/spouse miscarriage, and more. RSM US LLP(“RSM”) – the nation’s leading  provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was among the 100 companies that earned a spot on this year’s list.

“At RSM, we understand that our diverse population of nearly 14,700 people across the U.S. and in Canada have needs that are as diverse as they are,” said Katie Lamkin, principal and chief talent officer with RSM US LLP. “Providing our people with a wide range of benefits designed to help meet their individual needs is something we take seriously, as it’s one way we demonstrate to our people that we care about them and their families. We are honored to be named one of the 2022 Best Companies for Dads, as it serves as a proof point that we’re providing a workplace and benefits that help all of our people – including those with families – succeed which, in turn, enables our people to help our clients succeed.”

“The 2022 Best Companies for Dads provide supportive, family-friendly workplace cultures where parents can thrive,” says Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “We are proud of the programs and policies our Best Companies have implemented. Employees continue to speak out about their needs, from bereavement leave after a family suffers a miscarriage and reimbursable emergency childcare to more time to bond with new babies, which fathers are actually taking, and these organizations are delivering.”

RSM is joined on this year’s list by Bank of America, Goldman Sachs & Co., Horizon Therapeutics, Johnson & Johnson, Moody’s, S&P Global and other prestigious organizations. 

Key Findings from the 2022 Best Companies for Dads List:

  • This year’s winners offer an average of 11 weeks of fully paid gender-neutral parental leave (vs. 10 weeks last year).
  • This year’s Best Companies for Dads report that fathers took an average of nine weeks paid parental leave (vs. eight last year).
  • Seventy-eight percent of this year’s Best Companies for Dads offer phase-back (gradual return) to work after parental leave (vs. 75% last year). Fathers, on average, have 14 weeks of phase-back available to them (vs. 12 weeks last year).
  • Eighty percent of the Best Companies for Dads offer bereavement leave for men whose partners/spouses have miscarriages.
  • Ninety-five percent of the Best Companies for Dads offer backup (emergency) childcare (vs. 93% last year).
  • Thirty-four percent offer everyday childcare reimbursement.

About the Methodology
The 2022 Seramount Best Companies for Dads application includes more than 400 questions related to leave policies, benefits, childcare, employee resource groups for men and working parents, and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs for fathers. This year we added specific questions about bereavement leave after miscarriage and everyday childcare. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2021 data.

About Seramount
Seramount, part of EAB, is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. For over four decades, we have partnered with 450 of the most iconic companies in the world. This has allowed us to build a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Seramount provides best practices research, leadership skill-building, expert advisory and custom research, and implementation tools to DEI leaders within the organizations it serves. We meet each partner’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guide them along the ever-changing talent landscape. Learn more at seramount.com.


About RSM US LLP

RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with 51,000 people across 123 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.