Sep. 05 /CSRwire/ - IBM has once again been named to the prestigious top 10 of Working Mother Magazine's "Top 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers."
Among programs cited was IBM's $50 million global fund to develop and support work/life programs in communities where its employees live and work. Also cited were IBM's flexible work option programs such as individual work schedules, flexible workweeks, part-time reduced work schedules and remote work options such as telework, mobile or work-at-home. Its personal leave program provides up to three years for parenting or dependent care.
The magazine used criteria such as child care, leave for new parents, flexible work arrangements, elder care, adoption assistance and opportunities for women to advance in its selection process.
Lisa Benenson, the magazine's editor in chief, said, "This year, . . . the competition was tougher than ever before. In other words, businesses had to be more creative and pro-active in finding ways to accommodate their employees' work/life needs."
Ted Childs, vice president, global workforce diversity at IBM, said, "IBM's commitment to working mothers is more than just the right thing to do. It's essential to finding and keeping our best talent. We strongly believe that helping our working mothers — and all our employees — achieve a balance between their work and personal lives will result in a more innovative, productive, and loyal workforce."
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