Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have published their 2017 list of the Best Workplaces for Parents, along with broader research exploring the experience of mothers and fathers on the job.
Great Place to Work analyzed more than 440,000 surveys from employees assessing their organizations’ camaraderie, fairness, leadership, advancement opportunities and other elements of a great workplace. The ranking also considered parents' experiences compared to their colleagues without children, and workplace benefits that support family life.
Research across all companies surveyed by Great Place to Work found mothers and fathers were more committed to their work than non-parents. Co-workers with children at home were more likely to plan a long-term future with their employers, feel their jobs make an impact and find their work meaningful. Parents also reported more frequent concerns about office politics and the fairness of promotions. Despite its prominence in programs aimed at parents, work-life balance ranked in the lowest quartile of retention factors for employees with children.
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“People with children work hard on the job and off. The Best Workplaces for Parents create even-handed organizations where employees with and without children at home feel equally included, engaged and respected,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.
Creating a family-friendly workplace:
- Nine in 10 parents at the Best Workplaces said they want to stay with their organizations for a long time.
- At the Best Workplaces, 88 percent of mothers and 87 percent of fathers said their work is more than “just a job.”
- 92 percent have permanent spaces for nursing.
About the Best Workplaces for Parents
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from 443,258 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.