Employer support help dads and moms succeed both at home and at work, putting them on 'more equal footing'
Over 35 global companies have made headway in bridging the gender gap by providing ample support for working fathers.
Companies like Accenture, Deloitte, EY, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, P&G and Unilever have all helped dads succeed at home and work, with paternity leave, back-to-work programs, flexi-work options and more.
Those companies made Working Mother’s Best Companies for Dads list for the following reasons:
- 100% offer fully paid paternity leave, with the average amount offered being nine weeks. Average leave used was seven weeks.
- 100% offer fully paid adoption leave, with the average amount offered being 10 weeks. Average leave used was nine weeks.
- 85% of men in these companies use flexible schedules.
- 82% of men telecommute at least some of the time.
“Millennial dads are outspoken about wanting to be involved parents and to be that, they need support from their employers,” said Meredith Bodgas, Editor-in-Chief at Working Mother.
“These trend-setting companies are helping erase the stigma attached to men taking off time to bond with their new babies, utilizing telecommuting opportunities or flexible schedules in order to be more involved on the home front. Not only does this help dads, it helps moms succeed both at home and at work, and puts them on more equal footing.”
Subha V. Barry, president at Working Mother Media added that in order for companies to advance working mothers, they must support their working fathers.
“The level of enthusiasm we received speaks volumes about how organizations are recognising the importance of supporting both working moms and dads.”