Fatherly’s annual “50 Best Places to Work for New Dads” ranking is a celebration of corporations committed to helping men manage their dual roles as providers and caregivers. Though only one company can be ranked number one, every company featured has provided real support for working parents with exceptional and thoughtful offerings.
2017 Rank: N/A
Full-time Employees: 9,550+
Median Salary: N/A
The fifth largest accounting firm in the U.S., RSM employs 8,550 full time and 388 part-time workers, many out of corporate headquarters in Chicago. Last year, the company increased parental leave from three paid weeks to eight paid weeks for all employees. According to the company, every new father eligible to take time off after the birth of a child over the last year took advantage of the offering.
RSM’s commitment to dads extends to an awards program for “Working Father of the year” which celebrates employees who are fathers and demonstrate the ability to balance work and caregiving. RSM also reimburses employees $5,000 to assist with adoption expenses and offers a discounted pre-school program to parents through The Learning Experience.
Fatherly’s 2018 rankings are based on a scoring metric inclusive of data related to company policies on the following issues: paid parent leave, ramp-back time, flextime, onsite childcare, childcare subsidies, backup childcare, number of sick days, support groups, fertility aid, adoption aid, student loan assistance, education funding, bereavement leave, elder care planning. Length of paid leave, onsite childcare, and ramp-back time were the most heavily weighted ranking factors.