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Working Mother Names RSM One of Its “Best Companies for Dads”

Organizations recognize increasing need to help fathers be equal parenting partners

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CHICAGO,

Working Mother revealed its first list of “Best Companies for Dads,” celebrating organizations that lead in the areas of paternity leave, phase-back programs, telecommuting opportunities, flexible schedules, and more. RSM US LLP (“RSM”) was one of the 35 companies recognized on this year’s list.

“Millennial dads want to be very involved in raising their children and to do that, they need support from their employers,” said Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “These trend-setting companies are helping erase the stigma attached to men taking off time to bond with their new babies, using telecommuting opportunities or flexible schedules to be more involved on the home-front. Not only does this help dads, it helps moms succeed, both at home and at work, and puts them on more equal footing.”

“At RSM, we understand that our people have unique needs based on their professional and personal situations,” said Katie Lamkin, chief human resources officer with RSM US LLP. “We strive to offer benefits that are meaningful to all of our people, and are pleased that Working Mother has recognized the positive impact that our benefits and other programs provide for working parents – both dads and moms.”

“For companies to advance working mothers, they must support working fathers,” said Subha V. Barry, president of Working Mother Media. “The level of enthusiasm we received from our founding sponsors was through the roof, and speaks volumes about how organizations are recognizing the importance of supporting both working moms and dads. The Working Mother Best Companies for Dads strive to create a supportive environment for all working parents and we hope other organizations take notice and follow their lead.”

Key Facts About the 2018 “Best Companies for Dads” list:

  • 100 percent offer fully paid paternity leave vs. 29 percent nationally*, with the average amount offered nine weeks. The average amount taken was seven weeks.
  • 100 percent offer fully paid adoption leave vs. 28 percent nationally*, with the average amount offered 10 weeks. The average amount taken was nine weeks.
  • 86 percent offer financial benefits for in-vitro fertilization and 49 percent for use of a surrogate.
  • 85 percent of men in these companies use flexible schedules.
  • 82 percent of men in these companies telecommute at least some of the time.

*Society for Human Resource Management

The Founding Sponsors of this initiative are Boston Scientific, EY, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, Microsoft, RSM, and Unilever.

About the Methodology:
To determine this list, the Working Mother Research Institute examined answers to questions related to dads submitted to the application for Working Mother’s annual 100 Best Companies. Those questions include paternity leave, adoption leave, surrogacy and fertility benefits, phase-back programs, childcare options, telecommuting opportunities, and employee-resource groups for men. The responses were then assigned points, with the 35 organizations listed here receiving the highest number of points.

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.

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