of em­ploy­ees are given smart­phones, tablets or lap­tops that al­low them to work any­where

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U.S. Chair­man & Se­nior Part­ner Tim Ryan Chief Peo­ple Of­fi­cer Mike Fen­lon

This pro­fes­sional-ser­vices firm of­fers its em­ploy­ees solid ed­u­ca­tional ben­e­fits, from $5,250 in an­nual tu­ition as­sis­tance to 529 plans, col­lege guid­ance and work­shops on nav­i­gat­ing school ser­vices for their chil­dren. It’s also be­gun pay­ing down their col­lege debts, shelling out up to $7,200 per per­son over six years (or un­til the re­cip­i­ent gets pro­moted to man­ager). That perk has been a real home run; in the two years since it was in­tro­duced, 8,200 em­ploy­ees have signed up. For par­ents with lit­tle ones at home, the em­ployer’s backup-care sub­si­dies, worth $1,000 per year, also hold value.

Roche Di­ag­nos­tics Pres­i­dent & CEO Jack Phillips VP & Site Head, HR Brid­get Boyle

Feel like you’re al­ways work­ing for the week­end? Check out this biotech­nol­ogy com­pany, which gives its em­ploy­ees three to six weeks’ va­ca­tion, 13 hol­i­days, un­lim­ited sick time and five days of paid fam­ily leave an­nu­ally. Birth moth­ers can now also take 14 fully paid weeks off to bond with their ba­bies. “As a first-time mom, hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to ded­i­cate nearly the first four months of my son’s life to be­ing with him was price­less,” says Tr­isha Hall, a se­nior com­pen­sa­tion con­sul­tant. More than 95% of peo­ple here have been given smart­phones, tablets or lap­tops that al­low them to work any­where; head­quar­ters’ med­i­cal clinic, fit­ness cen­ter and sum­mer camp save time when they’re on cam­pus.

RSM Man­ag­ing Part­ner & CEO Joe Adams Chief HR Of­fi­cer Katie Lamkin

It’s al­ways good to have a re­minder of why you work. The Fam­ily First network at this au­dit-, tax- and con­sult­ing-ser­vices firm gives par­ents a place to talk about child rear­ing, work-life strate­gies, and use­ful poli­cies and ben­e­fits; mem­bers also host kid-friendly events and are pi­lot­ing a fam­ily lead­er­ship-de­vel­op­ment program that ex­plores at­ten­dees’ per­sonal and pro­fes­sional goals. Those who wish to add to their fam­i­lies can take ad­van­tage of up to $10,000 in cov­er­age for fer­til­ity pro­ce­dures. Any­one who gives birth or adopts gets up to seven fully paid weeks off (plus $5,000 in adop­tion aid). Child­care dis­counts and re­im­burse­ments are worth $1,500 an­nu­ally.

S&P Global Pres­i­dent & CEO Dou­glas Peter­son Ex­ec­u­tive VP, HR France Gin­gras

Deal­ing with the un­ex­pected is part of be­ing a mother. When ques­tions arise, women at this financial-ser­vices com­pany can seek out their col­leagues in its Par­entsNet group for guid­ance; its work­shops tackle ev­ery­thing from how to raise chil­dren in the dig­i­tal age to cop­ing with di­vorce and teen sub­stance abuse. If kids have spe­cial needs, moms can also speak with men­tors from the in-house EASE network, which ad­dresses those chal­lenges. Any­one work­ing 20 hours per week earns fam­ily health in­sur­ance. In the event of a dif­fi­cult preg­nancy or birth, em­ploy­ees can call on neona­tal-nurse case man­agers, lac­ta­tion con­sul­tants, autism spe­cial­ists and oth­ers for help.

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