Working Mother magazine just announced its annual list of 100 Best Companies that are “leading by example, giving women the programs, choices and support they need to shine at work and at home.” If you want to check for your company (or potential new employers) on the new list, go for it.
But just remember, there’s more to a company that just making a top-whatever list. I’m all for recognizing employers who treat their people right, but there should be some bare minimums to be considered a working mom-friendly company. Paid maternity leave, for one.
What else do you think should be a requirement for making this list?
100 Best Companies: Top 10
- General Mills
- McKinsey & Co.
- WellStar Health System
More places to find working mom-friendly companies
- Glassdoor’s Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance
- Fatherly’s 50 Best Places To Work For New Dads
- Wisebread’s 7 Best Employers for Single Parents
- Great Place to Work’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women
What to look for in a family-friendly employer
- Solid roster of women in executive positions
- Promote family-friendly policies and benefits in recruiting process
- Family-related cues in plain view (breastfeeding room, drawings by children, etc.)
- Employees reveal aspects of personal lives, including family
- Encourage flexible work and independence of employees