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McGladrey Named a 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Company for Fifth Year

Work-life benefits in “100 Best” inspire industry change


CHARLOTTE, NC - RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey and Pullen LLP, one of the nation's leading providers of assurance, tax and consulting services under the McGladrey brand, was recently selected for the fifth time by the Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative as one of the nation's leading 100 companies for family-friendly benefits.

"At McGladrey, we strive to build strong partnerships through genuine understanding," said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO for McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. "Our firms' ability to care for clients' needs begins with our ability to care for our employees' needs. Living in an increasingly fast-paced world, we understand the necessity of flexible work schedules, and believe this approach contributes to our ability to provide clients with exceptional service, which leads to their success."

Each firm offers family-oriented benefits, among them adoption, paternity, college savings plan, wellness, Coach-on-Call, and flexibility, earning them numerous honors, including placement on Flex-Friendly's list of Certified Flex-Friendly companies for the second year in a row. McGladrey has also earned recognition in the Families & Work Institutes 2009 Guide of Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work and received both the Alliance for Work-Life Progress's distinguished Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award and the Conference Board's Moving into the Future award (two-time recipient). The firms have also been recognized in previous years by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list.

"McGladrey, a five-time honoree on Working Mother's 100 Best Companies list, is honored again this year for offering family-friendly benefits and strong work-life flexibility programs," said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. "We applaud their efforts in creating conducive work environments where every employee can succeed."

In conjunction with being named to the leading 100 companies list, RSM McGladrey's Nicole Gingerich, who works out of the firms' Peoria office, was recognized as the firms' "Working Mother of the Year." Gingerich uses the firms' workplace flexibility benefit to care for her six-year-old daughter's medical needs, while still meeting and exceeding client needs.

"We're honored to have achieved this recognition again, and to recognize one of our own employees as this year's Working Mother of the Year," said C.E. Andrews, president for RSM McGladrey. "The recognition shows that the focus we've placed on meeting employees' individual needs results in their increased dedication to exceeding client expectations."

Profiles of Working Mother's 100 Best Companies can be found in the October issue of Working Mother.

Companies were selected for the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 650 questions that surveys the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored for the 2011 initiative: 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 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies, visit www.wmmsurveys.com. The 2012 online application will be available in mid-December and due by early March 2012. All companies that apply, including those that don't make the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, receive feedback showing how they compare with all other applicants.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media is a company focused on culture change for working moms, women and diversity in the workplace. The award-winning Working Mother magazine reaches 2.2 million readers and workingmother.com is the digital hub for career-focused and entrepreneur moms, delivers @home and @work information, advice and a broad range of news, solutions and resources daily along with the voices of more than 125 workmom bloggers.

2011 marks 26 years of Working Mother's signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, the most important benchmark for work life practices in corporate America, and the launch of the Working Mother Research Institute. Working Mother Media, is a division of Bonnier Corp., includes the National Association for Female Executives and Diversity Best Practices.

About McGladrey
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 80 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 join our Facebook fan page at McGladrey News and/or follow us on Twitter @McGladrey.


Terri Andrews
Director, National Public Relations



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