The 20 best places for new dads to work in 2018
- More fathers in the US are taking on a greater share in the raising of their children than ever before.
- So it follows that some companies are using this to their competitive advantage.
- The following US companies offer some of the best paternity leave policies and flexible work arrangements out there.
The US is one of the worst countries for parental leave - and it's especially bad for new dads.
According to the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), less than a quarter of American companies provided paid paternity leave in 2017.The good news is that American companies are increasing their flexible work arrangements - SHRM reports 14% of organizations increased flexible working benefits in 2017.
Overall, 62% of organizations allowed some type of telecommuting, and 57% offered flextime.
And these kind of benefits can be invaluable for new dads.
But unlike previous years' rankings, which weighted paid leave time heftily, this year's list focuses more on childcare, ramp-back time, and flex time, perks Fatherly Editor-in-Chief Andrew Burmon said employees tend to use.
"For this year's list, we wanted to look both at benefit packages and at new fathers' experiences within companies - given that many men don't take full advantage of their perks due to pressures or perceived pressures, these are different things," Burmon told Business Insider.Only 36% of dads used their full parental leave benefits in 2017, according to SHRM.
"This shook the rankings up a bit," Burmon said.
New to this year's list: Lenovo, Unilever, Lyft, and NBA.
"We were heartened to see some organizations climbing the list or making it for the first time due to substantive changes to their policies, many of which will help thousands of families," Burmon said.
Keep reading for the top 20 companies on Fatherly's list of the best companies for new dads, and head over to Fatherly to see the complete list of all 50 employers.