Working Mother revealed its second annual Best Companies for Dads list today, celebrating 50 organizations that lead in the areas of paternity and gender-neutral parental leave, flexible schedules, phase-back programs for dads, and more.
“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.”
Key Facts About the 2019 Best Companies for Dads list:
- 100 percent offer paternity leave versus 27 percent nationally*.
- 57 percent offer fully paid gender-neutral parental leave for an average of 10 weeks.
- 97 percent offer phase-back programs to dads after parental leave with an average of 17 weeks, and 69 percent offer full pay during the phase-back period.
- 97 percent offer backup childcare, and 91 percent give employees days for sick-child care.
- 100 percent offer telecommuting versus 69 percent nationally*, and an average of 71 percent of men telecommute at least some of the time.
- An average of 73 percent of men use flexible schedules, and 91 percent of the Best Companies for Dads CEOs personally use flexible work hours.
“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.”
*Society for Human Resource Management
You can view the entire list 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 qualify for the list this year, up from 35 organizations in 2018.
About Working Mother Media
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