Great Place to Work® list honours organisations that offer flexibility and programmes to support working parents
MENLO PARK, Calif., December 2, 2021 – Global consulting firm Protiviti has been named to the ‘Best Workplaces for Parents™’ 2021 list by Great Place to Work®. The list is based on analysis of confidential survey responses from more than six million U.S. employees and compares the experiences of parents and non-parents within each organisation as well as the available benefits and support programmes.
Eighty-five percent of Great Place to Work’s list evaluation was based on what parents say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential at work, no matter who they are or what they do for the business. The remaining fifteen percent was based on how parenting status influenced the degree to which employees from all backgrounds are equally involved in innovation opportunities, believe company values are lived and that management is effective.
The survey also took into account an organisation’s paid parental leave and adoption benefits, its approach to flexible working schedules, and its childcare and dependent healthcare benefits.
“At Protiviti, we continually strive to create an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and that encourages and supports our people throughout the different stages of their lives and careers,” said Protiviti Executive Vice President, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Susan Haseley. “We’re pleased to provide our working parents with flexibility, programmes and benefits to continue to grow their careers with us and be a part of the Protiviti family.”
Protiviti offers a range of programmes for its working parents, including an employee networking group for parents; gender-neutral paid parental leave; and a backup dependent care programme. All Protiviti employees have access to its extensive Employee Assistance Programme and the firm’s leaders encourage and support a flexible work environment to help meet its employees’ personal and professional needs.
“Congratulations to Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Parents,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “The pandemic presented parents with unique challenges that impacted their work- and home-lives. But these companies paid close attention to the experiences of their working parents and ensured that they didn’t have to choose between a thriving career and being present for their children.”
Companies were only considered for the list if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organisation. In 2020, Protiviti was named to the inaugural ‘Best Workplaces for Parents’ list. Protiviti has also been recognised on multiple other Great Place to Work lists, including Best Workplaces for Diversity, Millennials and Consulting and Professional Services. The consulting firm was named in 2021 to Seramount’s ‘100 Best Companies’ for working mothers and Best Companies for Dads.’ Details of Protiviti’s awards can be found here.