Working Mother Names RSM One of its 2018 “100 Best Companies”
Female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits and flextime highlighted
Working Mother revealed its annual list of the 2018 “100 Best Companies” today, celebrating companies leading in the areas of female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits and flextime. RSM US LLP – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to the middle market – was among the 100 companies that earned a spot on this year’s list. This is the twelfth year RSM has been included on the list.
Based on the comparison of data submitted by companies from the 100 Best Companies list and data from U.S. companies collected by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its 2018 Employee Benefits Report, there is a wide gap between policies offered. One hundred percent of the 100 Best Companies offer paid maternity leave versus 35 percent of companies nationwide; 99 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer paid paternity leave versus 29 percent of companies nationwide.
“Each year, we look forward to celebrating the 100 Best Companies and shine a spotlight on the Top 10 Companies for the work they are doing on behalf of working parents and caregivers,” says Subha Barry, president of Working Mother Media. “The programs and policies for working parents created by all of the 100 Best set a standard of excellence, and we applaud them for continuing to innovate and address the needs of this important talent sector.”
Key findings from the 2018 100 Best Companies Data Snapshot:
- The Top 10 companies offer an average of 15 weeks paid maternity leave compared to the full list’s average of 11 weeks.
- Companies are moving toward gender-neutral parental leave: 18 percent of Working Mother 100 Best Companies offer the same number of weeks for maternity and paternity leave (up from 10 percent in 2015).
- All of the Top 10 companies offer phase-back programs for new mothers returning to work.
- All of the 100 Best Companies offer telecommuting; at the Top 10 companies, an average of 94 percent of men and women telecommute.
RSM understands that its people are its most important asset, and the firms regularly celebrates and recognizes individual accomplishments. For example, earlier this summer, RSM’s Family First employee network group recognized the firm’s Working Mother and Working Father of the Year, Helen Rubin and Dave MacWilliams, for successfully managing personal and professional priorities, providing exceptional experiences for the firm’s clients and our people, and serving as mentors and role models for others.
“It is an honor to be included on Working Mother’s ‘100 Best Companies’ list year after year,” said Katie Lamkin, chief human resources officer with RSM US LLP. “We understand that our diverse group of people bring the best possible solutions to our middle market clients, and we’re proud to be able to support our people by providing advancement opportunities, valuable benefits and a flexible work environment.”
“This year’s 100 Best Companies continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing a work environment that is not only woman-friendly, but parent-friendly,” said Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “By offering flexible schedules, paid parental leave, post-leave phase-back periods, adoption and surrogacy financial assistance, and mentoring programs, these companies address working parents' and caregivers’ needs head-on and help them succeed at work and home.”
Find the complete list of 2018 “100 Best Companies” here.
About RSM US LLP
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