Consulting firm recognised as a leader for female representation and advancement, and for benefits and programmes in support of working parents
MENLO PARK, Calif., September 28, 2021 – Global consulting firm Protiviti has been named by Seramount as one of its 2021 ‘100 Best Companies’ and as one of its 2021 ‘Best Companies for Working Dads.’ This is the fourth year that Protiviti has made the 100 Best Companies list (formerly titled Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies), which recognises organisations that lead in the areas of representation and advancement of women, benefits, parental leave, childcare and flextime. This year’s Best Companies for Working Dads list highlights companies that are helping fathers handle home and work responsibilities and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Protiviti was previously recognized on this list in 2020.
“Protiviti strives to create and maintain an inclusive workplace for all our employees. We do this by listening to our people and providing a strong framework of support together with a deeply rooted culture of caring,” said Susan Haseley, an executive vice president of Protiviti and global leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “The last year-plus has been exceptionally challenging for working parents as they juggle family and business priorities while dealing with the effects of the pandemic. We’re proud to be recognised for consistently providing our working moms and dads with the support they need to flourish and advance in the workplace.”
“At Protiviti, we consider a new child something to celebrate! We offer gender-neutral paid parental leave with the flexibility to take this time off whenever it works best during the child’s first year. Nearly 100 percent of our parents take full advantage of this policy,” stated Jennifer Tomer, senior director, human resources, Protiviti. “Our people tell us they have peace of mind knowing that our leadership supports time spent with a new family member. We also support our working parents through a range of additional benefits, including flexible work schedules, back-up childcare support and adoption assistance. We have expanded our benefits programme during the pandemic to include a nanny search service, education support and tutoring services as well as programmes centered around physical and mental well-being.”
The Seramount 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Dads lists are derived from a single application process that includes more than 400 questions related to leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programmes and flexibility. This year, Seramount added specific questions about how organisations helped parents and caretakers with time off, flexible hours, and other benefits during the pandemic.
“Working parents and caregivers have had to shoulder so much responsibility throughout the pandemic, and our 100 Best Companies continue to offer support through their generous programmes and benefits,” says Subha V. Barry, president of Seramount. “These companies have made the needs of their employees a priority, and we celebrate their commitment to creating an inclusive workplace culture where this critical talent pool can thrive.”
Best Companies honorees will be celebrated during a virtual summit hosted by Seramount in October. During the awards ceremony, Protiviti Associate Director Chana Rubel and Managing Director Eric Portlock will be recognised as Protiviti’s Working Mother and Working Dad of the Year.