The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Ranked (May 2, 2017)
The “50 Best Places to Work for New Dads” is Fatherly‘s annual list of the large companies, businesses with 1000 employees or more, providing the best benefits and programs for working fathers. To find and rank these companies, Fatherly’s researchers focused on six specific policy areas that, viewed in aggregate, expose the degree to which each company has prioritized providing aid to new fathers: paid leave, flexible time policies, child care benefits and offerings, dependent care, employee assistance programs, and parental support programs. Companies that reported policies differentiating between primary and secondary caregivers were ranked by secondary offerings. Rankings also factor in — to the degree possible — whether or not corporate culture encourages employees to take advantage of benefits.
Since Fatherly compiled its first benefits-based ranking 24 months ago, the average number of paid weeks off granted to new fathers by companies on the “50 Best” list has gone from four to 11, a 275 percent increase. More than a quarter of the companies surveyed in 2017 offered at least six weeks, and 30 percent offered eight. Progress has been significant, but some companies are still going above and beyond. Those companies lead this list.