NEW YORK, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fatherly, a digital lifestyle guide for men entering parenthood, today released its 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads report, which highlights the best paternity benefits offered by leading companies in the United States. The report builds upon the work of the Boston College Center for Work and Families, leading experts and other sources, focusing on factors that create a positive workplace for working dads and parents, in addition to direct outreach to companies regarding their specific programs and benefits.
"More companies are waking up to the fact that the role of dad has evolved dramatically since the last generation with a growing demographic of active and engaged millennial fathers making joint decisions about how to raise their children," said Fatherly's co-founder Simon Isaacs. "Today, 59% of families with kids have two working parents, and this report reflects how companies are recognizing and adapting to the changing dynamics of traditional parenting roles."
The companies chosen for this list were selected based on criteria that make for a strong and healthy workplace for working dads including paternity leave, workplace flexibility, family support programs, company benefits, company culture, job security and business growth. In addition, companies had to have at least 1,000 employees, and companies that did not have at least 1 week of paid paternity leave were not considered for this list. Some highlights of the report include:
- Facebook leads the pack with 17 weeks of paid paternity leave
- Patagonia's employees are expected to occasionally skip work to pursue interests such as skiing or surfing
- Google offers on-site childcare at its headquarters in Mountain View
- WellStar Health Systems offers an adoption program of up to $20,000
- MasterCard provides college scholarships to its employee's kids and a support service that offers advice on how to save for, and how to apply to, college
For the full report highlighting each company and its benefits, visit: https://www.fatherly.com/the-50-best-places-to-work-for-new-dads-1104107930.html
Fatherly is a digital lifestyle guide for men entering parenthood. With unique tools that assist new fathers and provide highly technical age and stage information that will provide accurate and factual information about a child's development, the platform offers thoughtful, informative content along the parenting lifecycle.