Working Mother Names RSM One of its “Best Companies for Dads”
Working Mother recently revealed its second annual Best Companies for Dads list, celebrating organizations that lead in the areas of paternity and gender-neutral parental leave, flexible schedules, phase-back programs for dads and more. RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was one of the 50 companies recognized on this year’s list.
"Moms and dads with careers want employers who support them at work and at home," says Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “With more and more millennial dads speaking out, companies are improving their parental leave, flexible work, and telecommuting policies. That’s because these employers know that when dads play a more active role at home, more women can succeed at work.”
RSM celebrates the value that each of the firm’s unique 11,000 people bring to the workplace and to its clients. For example, earlier this summer, the firm’s Family First employee network group (one of the firm’s 11 employee-led ENGs) recognized a Working Father and Mother of the Year, Patrick McConnell and Michele DeVito, for successfully managing their personal and professional priorities, providing excellent experiences for their colleagues and the firm’s clients, and serving as mentors and role models.
“At RSM, we understand that our people have both professional and personal aspirations, goals and priorities, and we strive to create an environment that enables our people to thrive – both at work and at home,” said Katie Lamkin, chief talent officer with RSM US LLP. “Recognitions such as this one are indicators that we’re offering the flexibility and providing benefits that are valued by our people. We’re thrilled to make this list for the second consecutive year.”
“We created the Best Dads list to applaud trendsetting companies that are listening to their employees and leading the way for other top employers,” says Subha V. Barry, president of Working Mother Media. “The data is clear. Dads who have the flexibility to do their part in parenting and caregiving provide support that is so important to a working mom’s success.”
Key Facts About the 2019 Best Companies for Dads list:
● 100% offer paternity leave versus 27 percent nationally, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.
● 57% offer fully paid gender-neutral parental leave for an average of 10 weeks.
● 97% offer phase-back programs to dads after parental leave with an average of 17 weeks, and 69% offer full pay during the phase-back period.
● 97% offer backup childcare, and 91 percent give employees days for sick-child care.
● 100% offer telecommuting versus 69 percent nationally*, and an average of 71% of men telecommute at least some of the time.
● An average of 73% of men use flexible schedules, and 91% of the Best Companies for Dads CEOs personally use flexible work hours.
You can view the entire list of 100 Best Companies for Dads here.
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-to-work programs, childcare options and employee-resource groups for men. Fifty companies had scores high enough to quality for the list this year, up from 35 organizations in 2018.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives, Diversity Best Practices and Culture@Work are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
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 more than 43,000 people in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.