trans­port peo­ple be­tween of­fices and from the train sta­tion to work

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Sapi­en­tRa­zor­fish Global CEO Alan Wexler Chief Peo­ple Of­fi­cer Sharon Kamra What par­ent doesn’t need a break once in a while? To help its em­ploy­ees re­lax, this dig­i­tal con­sult­ing com­pany main­tains well­ness rooms in ev­ery of­fice, open for med­i­tat­ing, pray­ing, breast­feed­ing and just chill­ing out. Its free concierge ser­vice will run their er­rands, man­age home chores, plan va­ca­tions and more. On-site gyms, yoga ses­sions and mas­sage ser­vices keep peo­ple fit. If they need to talk to a doc­tor, they can con­tact a tele­health ser­vice 24/7. Flex op­tions are used by up to 90% of work­ers here; an in-house guide sug­gests ways to broach the con­ver­sa­tion with one’s man­ager. Ex­pan­sive paid leaves, sub­si­dized backup care, pre-tax depen­dent-care ac­counts and a care­givers’ network make moms happy. SC John­son Chair­man & CEO H. Fisk John­son Se­nior VP & Chief HR Of­fi­cer Kim­berly Hauer Con­ve­nience is the name of the game at this con­sumer-pack­aged­goods com­pany’s HQ. Its on-site ameni­ties hall makes it sim­ple for par­ents to grab a meal, work out and use a concierge ser­vice dur­ing their lunch hour. A short drive lands them at its child­care fa­cil­ity (for kids un­der 12) and recre­ation and aquatic cen­ter. Shut­tles trans­port peo­ple be­tween of­fices and from the train sta­tion to work; if their com­mute is particularly ar­du­ous, they may be able to work off-site or en­joy dis­counted ho­tel stays when an evening at cor­po­rate runs late. Job shar­ing, re­duced hours and par­tially paid sab­bat­i­cals am­plify fam­ily time. Scripps Health Pres­i­dent & CEO Chris Van Gorder

Cor­po­rate Se­nior VP, Gen­eral Coun­sel & HR Richard Sheri­dan Kids like it when their par­ents work for this health­care sys­tem, which hosts ma­jor-movie screen­ings, Le­goland vis­its and NASCAR meet-and­greets for em­ployee fam­i­lies. Moms ap­pre­ci­ate the em­ployer’s free well­ness coach­ing, cook­ing classes and on-site fit­ness cour­ses; med­i­ta­tion ses­sions with mind­ful­ness-based tech­niques help them beat stress. Par­ents-to-be en­joy lengthy paid leaves (up to 18 weeks), child­care ben­e­fits and re­duced work sched­ules that can last a year. Women are 75% of all par­tic­i­pants in the sys­tem’s 3,100-plus pro­fes­sion­alde­vel­op­ment pro­grams, and they earned 82% of pro­mo­tions in 2016. State Street Chair­man, Pres­i­dent & CEO Joseph (Jay) Hoo­ley Ex­ec­u­tive VP & Chief HR & Cit­i­zen­ship Of­fi­cer Kathy Hor­gan Em­ploy­ees’ voices mat­ter at this financial-ser­vices com­pany. After hear­ing in 2016 that peo­ple val­ued their time off and de­sired greater work-life bal­ance, man­age­ment en­hanced its ex­ist­ing poli­cies, dou­bling fully paid parental leave to eight weeks, introducing four paid weeks of care­giver leave for those with ill fam­ily mem­bers, and pro­vid­ing ev­ery­one with a paid day off dur­ing their birth­day month. In a re­cent in­ter­nal sur­vey, 78% of em­ployee re­spon­dents said they had some type of flex­i­bil­ity in their daily sched­ules. The Work­ing Par­ents Group gives mem­bers a safe space in which to dis­cuss their obli­ga­tions and fig­ure out so­lu­tions.

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