DadTalk Blog: Celebrating Family-friendly Companies

Celebrating Family-friendly Companies

Dads are often superheroes at home, but what their job can vary pretty drastically from day to day. A company that supports the balance between work and family helps dads be super no matter where they are.

Most jobs meet the basic function of giving dads the pay that allows them to support their family. But some companies are offering perks that strengthen dads’ ability to take care of the home and family.

Many companies offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) for their employees to provide support in their personal lives, typically at no additional cost to employees. EAPs are usually operated through human resources departments. They offer assistance with finding child or adult care, mental health support, wellness services, planning for college, or parenting and relationship classes. Large and small companies offer EAPs and often for all employees, full-and part-time.

Beyond a EAPs, here’s a list of father-friendly perks, and the companies behind them from Business Insider’s list of 2013 Top 50 Employers. These companies are strengthening families through offering their employees parental superpowers.

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1. Unlimited Sick Days and Free On-Site Health CareSAS Institute
2. Free Yacht Rentals for Family RelaxationJM Family Enterprises
3. Six-Week Paid Sabbatical Every Four Years – Autodesk
4. On-Site Farmers Market and Veggie SubscriptionsQualComm
5. Free Flights for the Entire FamilySouthwest Airlines
6. Paid Time Off for Field Trips, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and More - Mattel, Inc.
7. Private Concierge to Help You Tackle the ChoresJohnson & Johnson
8. Winter Recess and 12 HolidaysBoeing
9. Fitness Centers for the Whole FamilyThe Hershey Company
10. 3 Weeks of Leave from the StartGeneral Mills
11. On-Site Doctors, Physical Therapists, and MoreCisco Systems
12. On-Site Kindergarten and After-School ProgramsCampbell’s Soup Company

If you’re a dad, these could be a few cool places to work.

If you’re an employer, use this list to inspire adjustments to your perk list and benefit offerings to help strengthen dads and families.

Jovan Hackley, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

 

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Director of Marketing & PR
Student Loan Genius
Current as of July 2017: Jovan is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Student Loan Genius, an Austin, Texas-based organization that helps employees and companies across the U.S. better... More about this author

Celebrating Family-friendly Companies

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