Healthcare education solutions company recognized for providing supportive environment for parents and caregivers
Relias, the trusted education and workforce enablement partner to more than 11,000 healthcare and human service organizations, today announced that it has been named one of Seramount’s 2023 100 Best Companies for working parents.
“Supporting parents and caregivers is something we’ve always taken very seriously here at Relias,” said Tina Krebs, Relias Chief People Officer. “We’re honored to receive this recognition again as we continue to help Relians thrive. And we’re committed to the continued evolution of our family-oriented benefits to provide the flexibility that every Relian needs to do the very important work they do at home.”
This year’s winners continue to set the standard by providing inclusive benefits for families, including paid gender-neutral parental leave, subsidized childcare, bereavement leave after miscarriage, reimbursement for fertility expenses, and increased mental health benefits for employees.
“Our 100 Best Companies are going the extra mile to create inclusive work environments for their parents and caregivers,” says Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “In addition to gender-neutral parental leave, organizations are upping their benefit offerings to cover necessities like childcare and sick-child care. Not only that, they recognize that this generation of workers will likely have to care for a sick family member at some point and are providing the support to do so. We are proud to honor these forward-thinking companies.”
The top 10 companies for 2023 (in alphabetical order) are as follows: AbbVie, Bank of America, Ernst & Young LLP, Goldman Sachs & Co., Johnson & Johnson, KPMG LLP, Merck, S&P Global, Inc., Standard Chartered Bank, and Takeda.
Key findings from the 2023 100 Best Companies:
- The 100 Best Companies offer an average of 11 weeks of fully paid parental leave for full-time employees, the same as 2022.
- 91% of the 100 Best Companies offer bereavement leave after a miscarriage, as compared to 77% that offered bereavement leave for miscarriages in 2022.
- More 100 Best Companies are subsidizing everyday childcare (39% in 2023 verses 36% in 2022) as well as sick-child care (72% in 2023 verses 68% in 2022). Sick-child care may take the form of sick-child care provided at on-site or near-site childcare centers, hospitals, or other sick bay facility, or by a service that provides for in-home sick-child care.
- 85% of the 100 Best Companies offer caregiving leave (e.g., to care for a sick family member over an extended period), with an average of 40 days of caregiving leave offered per year.
- More 100 Best Companies are offering reimbursement for fertility procedures such as egg freezing (89% in 2023 verses 74% in 2022) and surrogacy expenses (76% in 2023 verses 61% in 2022). Reimbursement for in vitro fertilization has increased to 94%, up from 90% in 2022.
- Among the 100 Best Companies, 88% offer coverage for travel for healthcare services where access is limited by state legislative action.
- 94% of the 100 Best Companies have policies supporting workplace mental health, compared to 92% in 2022.
“When my child was a toddler, I knew I needed to leave the nonprofit field for an organization with a work/life balance-focused culture, flexible work schedules, and a variety of benefits to support us, and Relias has been all of that and more!” said Ren Randolph-Adams, Senior Client Success Manager at Relias. “Every manager has encouraged me to think of all aspects of my health and the health of my family first. Starting the Parent and Caregiving Employee Resource Group in 2021 connected me with other families across our organization — and the country. The group reminds me daily of the power of information and connection. No matter your age or family makeup, every one of us needs support in caring for others, and I’m honored to be part of an organization that encourages lifelong learning and providing the resources needed to do so!”
About the methodology
The 2023 Seramount 100 Best Companies application includes more than 300 questions related to leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility, and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. The names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2022 data.
Seramount is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to supporting high-performing, inclusive workplaces. Over four decades, we’ve established a strong, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Seramount partners with over 450 of the world’s most influential companies, large and small, to offer pragmatic solutions including best practice DEI research, workplace assessment, employee learning and development, and talent sourcing. These offerings empower companies to navigate a dynamic corporate environment and to cultivate a resilient, connected workforce that achieves extraordinary outcomes.
Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for more than 11,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them.