McGladrey Named a 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Company Best in Class for WorkLife Flexibility
100 Best lead the way in inspiring change and offering diverse benefits for work/life integration
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen LLP, leadingproviders of assurance, tax and consulting services under the McGladrey brand, were recently selected by the Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative as one of the nation’s top 100 companies for family-friendly benefits, while the firms’ WorkLife flexibility options were also selected as “Best in Class.” This is the fourth time the firms’ were named on the list, and the second time their WorkLife options received Best in Class designation.
“McGladrey is committed to understanding our people and providing opportunities and coaching to help them succeed,” said RSM McGladrey President and COO C.E. Andrews. “This is evident in our business-based approach to flexibility, which enables our people to deliver exceptional client service and achieve personal and professional success. With flexibility, everyone wins – our clients, our firm and our people.”
The family-friendly benefits offered at each firm — adoption, paternity, wellness, Coach-on-Call, informal and formal flexibility and other benefits — have earned the firm numerous accolades, including recognition in the Families & Work Institute’s 2009 Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work; receipt of the Alliance for Work-Life Progress’s distinguished Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award; receipt of the Conference Board’s Moving Into the Future Award (two-time recipient); and inclusion on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list. McGladrey also made Flex-Friendly’s inaugural list of Certified Flex-Friendly Companies – one of only 24 companies across the nation to be included.
According to Working Mother, with 70 percent of mothers working, and women outnumbering men in the workplace for the first time in U.S. history, companies such as RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen have been instrumental in supporting the advancement of working parents.
“Twenty-five years ago, we launched our Best Companies initiative to challenge businesses to address the unique needs of working mothers,” said Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media. “The influx of women into the workforce demanded changes in workplace culture as companies strove to keep working moms’ talent and loyalty. Today, we celebrate our winners’ untiring commitment to their employees through an impressive array of programs.”
“Our WorkLife strategies help position employees to be successful both personally and professionally,” said Teresa Hopke, senior director of talent management for RSM McGladrey. “We strive to understand our employees’ aspirations and challenges, and provide opportunities, such as flexibility and a coach-on-call program, to help them succeed. In fact, a culture of WorkLife flexibility is so important to us that we even go so far as to embed WorkLife goal setting into our annual performance review process.”
Profiles of the 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are in the October issue of Working Mother and at workingmother.com/bestcompanies.
Companies were selected for the 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 600 questions on workforce, compensation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It also surveys the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored: workforce profile, benefits, women’s issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, parental leave and company culture. For this year’s 100 Best, particular weight was given to benefits, flexibility and parental leave.
For more information on applying for the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies, visit www.wmmsurveys.com. The 2011 online application will be available in mid-December and due by early March 2011. All companies that apply, including those that don’t make the 100 Best list, receive feedback showing how they compare with all other applicants.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother magazine reaches two million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com brings to the Web home and career information, advice and a broad range of solutions daily. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Working Mother’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, the most important benchmark for work-life practices in corporate America. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corp. (www.bonnier.com), includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE, www.nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (www.diversitybestpractices.com), the WorkLife Congress and the Multicultural Women’s Conference and Leadership Summits. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.
°National statistics are taken from a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management.
McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, serve clients’ business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. The two firms operate as separate legal entities in an alternative practice structure. McGladrey & Pullen is a licensed CPA firm that provides assurance services. RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. Both firms are members of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms. For more information, visit the McGladrey website at www.mcgladrey.com, join our Facebook fan page at McGladrey News and/or follow us on Twitter @McGladrey.