Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Working Mother magazine has put together its annual list of the top 100 places to work for moms balanicng work/family obligations and notes an improvement in mother-friendly benefits in the corporate world.
According to this AP report:
Working Mother CEO Carol Evans, who authored the book "This Is How We Do It: The Working Mothers' Manifesto," said that in order to retain female employees, a growing number of companies are offering customized schedules.
"There are some very, very creative ideas, and this is all related to what we saw in the past, with women dropping off the edge of a cliff, when they said it's either working full time or not at all," Evans said.
Using the five criteria of flexibility, leave time for new parents, child care, elder care and the number of women occupying top jobs, the top 10 companies included:
Abbott Laboratories; Bon Secours Richmond Health System; Ernst & Young LLP; HSBC USA Inc.; IBM Corp.; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Patagonia Inc.; PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP; Principal Financial Group, and S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
You can find the rest of the Top 100 at this link.