It’s that time of year … Working Mother Magazine announced its annual 100 Best Companies for working moms. What makes these companies so great, according to the magazine’s editors?
From flextime and telecommuting to backup child care and parental leave, these winners are expanding the concept of family-friendly benefits to make sure they cover adoptive parents, fathers and grandparents as well as working mothers—even as the economy stumbles.
Amen to that! Check out this downloadable chart of the top 100, with a breakdown of their mom-friendly policies and benefits. I also recommend taking a look at their “Best vs. the Rest” chart, comparing the top 100 companies to the average.
If you read it and think, “Why doesn’t my employer do this stuff?”, don’t hate—educate. Why not become an advocate for mom employees in your workplace, and use this issue of WM as your ammo? Even if they only adopt a couple of these benefits or policies, you’re better off than if you say nothing. And if your employer tells you to talk to the hand, maybe you should start job-hunting–at one of those top 100 companies!