Global consulting firm commended for creating positive experiences for parents in a challenging year
MENLO PARK, Calif., December 3, 2020 — Protiviti has been named to the Great Place to Work 2020 Best Workplaces for ParentsTM list for creating consistently positive experiences for working parents. This award is particularly significant in light of the extremely difficult and novel challenges facing parents this year.
Great Place to Work determined the Best Workplaces for Parents by gathering and analysing confidential employee experience feedback representing 4.8 million U.S. employees across more than 20 industries – the largest annual study of working parents to date. Survey respondents were asked to rate trust and fairness within their organisations and their experience of company leadership effectiveness, meaningful values and innovation.
“This has been a particularly challenging year for working parents everywhere,” said Susan Haseley, an executive vice president of Protiviti and global leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “At Protiviti, we have built upon our strong culture of inclusivity and caring to support our employees who are parents as they balance their careers with the many new demands imposed on them as a result of the pandemic. We continue to listen to their needs and evaluate and evolve our support to ensure we weather the storm together.”
Great Place to Work’s analysis also focused on how parents’ workplace experiences compared to those of their non-parent colleagues and determining whether their job level, race/ethnicity or any other personal characteristic changed the level of support they received as a working parent. Finally, they reviewed each company’s parental leave, adoption, flexible schedule, childcare and dependent health care benefits.
“In response to COVID-19, we moved quickly to provide extra support for parents working from home, including additional flexibility in their work schedules, time off to care for family members affected by the coronavirus, additional caregiving support including a nanny search service, education support and tutoring services, as well as a wide range of other initiatives designed to maintain all of our people’s mental and physical wellbeing,” stated Jennifer Tomer, senior director, human resources, Protiviti.
“Best workplaces like Protiviti have built dynamic, flexible and transparent workplaces built on trust,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “This gives companies on this list a powerful opportunity not just to do well for their people, but also to do well for their businesses.”