United States

Working Mother Names RSM as One of its 2020 100 Best Companies

NEWS RELEASE

CHICAGO,

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – announced today that it was named to Working Mother’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies. This is the 14th year RSM has been included on the list.

This year’s winners are focusing on inclusive benefits for families, including gender-neutral parental leave, gradual phase-back after parental leave and accessible, affordable childcare.

“Our 100 Best Companies are the standard of excellence and continue to pave the way with the work they are doing on behalf of working parents and caregivers in the US,” says Subha Barry, president of Working Mother Media. “These companies were well ahead of the curve when it came to supporting their employees during this time of vast change with their family-friendly policies already in place. We celebrate their efforts and applaud them for addressing the needs of this important and ever-growing sector of talent.”

Key findings from the 2020 100 Best Companies include:

  • The average number of fully paid weeks of maternity leave by the 100 Best Companies is 11 weeks, compared with an average of four weeks nationally (according to the Society for Human Resource Management).

  • Companies are continuing to move toward gender-neutral parental leave: Five years ago, 100 percent of the 100 Best had paid maternity leave but few offered gender-neutral leave. Today, almost a quarter offer gender-neutral paid leave.

RSM promotes an inclusive, respectful workplace and celebrates working families. Earlier this summer, for example, the firm’s Family First employee network group sponsored Working Mother and Working Father awards to honor two employees who successfully manage personal and professional priorities while providing exceptional experiences for our clients and for one another.

“At RSM, we understand the importance of fostering a supportive and inclusive culture for working families and caregivers,” said Katie Lamkin, chief talent officer with RSM US LLP. “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unique challenges, and as we move forward together, we’re committed to helping our people manage their personal and professional priorities by offering resources, benefits and flexibility support. This recognition is a direct reflection on our efforts to attract and retain diverse talent in the workplace, and we’re thrilled to earn a spot on this list for the 14th year.”

ABOUT THE METHODOLOGY
The 2020 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2019 data.

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 us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn 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 48,000 people across 120 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.