Audit, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton, EY, Bank of America and financial services business KPMG have been named among 2023’s 100 Best Companies by Seramount.
The professional services and research firm’s list recognises employers that support their employees and their families, and honours organisations that go beyond traditional parental leave with inclusive benefits such as paid gender-neutral parental leave, back-up childcare, mental health resources and more.
The top 10 organisations in alphabetical order are:
- Bank of America
- Goldman Sachs
- Johnson and Johnson
- S&P Global
- Standard Chartered
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Grant Thornton made the wider list due to its range of supportive parent-friendly benefits and initiatives. These include paid gender-neutral parental leave for birth, adoption or guardianship, flexible work arrangements that include reduced work schedules, compressed work weeks and flexible days, reimbursements for adoption and surrogacy, comprehensive fertility treatment coverage, accommodations for pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, and bereavement leave for pregnancy loss.
The organisation also provides staff with access to employee assistance programmes, its Working Parents and Allies business resource group, and Care.com membership, which provides up to 30 days per year of back-up care and a network of caregivers, childcare, eldercare, pet care, and housekeeping services.
Jeanna Shapiro, chief people officer at Grant Thornton, said: “At Grant Thornton, we do everything with a people-focused mentality. We understand that benefits are not one-size-fits-all, so we consistently listen to our people in order to design offerings and programmes that meet their evolving needs. It helps us create an engaged workforce that can deliver personalized and integrated services to clients in a range of industries.”
Subha V Barry, president of Seramount, added: “Our 100 Best Companies are going the extra mile to create inclusive work environments for their parents and caregivers. In addition to gender-neutral parental leave, organisations are upping their benefit offerings to cover necessities like childcare and sick-child care. Not only that, they recognise that this generation of workers will likely have to care for a sick family member at some point and are providing the support to do so. We are proud to honor these forward-thinking employers.”