Atlanta, Ga. (Sept. 18, 2012) — Highlighting the top companies that are paving the way for new moms and families everywhere, today Working Mother magazine announced Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Company. Children’s was named to the list due to a variety of positive program offerings, such as flextime hours, telecommuting, paid maternity leave and employee assistance programs. The magazine specifically mentioned Children’s family health and wellness programs, concierge service, tuition subsidies, near-site child care facilities and insurance coverage for the diagnosis of kids on the autism spectrum.
Children’s is recognized alongside only two other organizations in Georgia on the list and is the only pediatric hospital in the country to earn this honor.
“We work hard to support to the needs of all of our employees, and that includes their professional and personal goals. We continue to provide programs and benefits in new and exciting ways that allow employees to strive for healthier lives and work/life success. This ultimately enables our employees to provide the best care possible for our pediatric patient population,” said Linda Matzigkeit, Chief Administrative Officer at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Children’s Commitment to Working Mother At-A-Glance:
- Women comprise 83 percent of the Children’s workforce
- Women comprise 72 percent of managers/execs
- Women comprise 77 percent of our top 20 percent wage earners
- Women hires in 2011: 80 percent
“These 100 Best Companies know what it takes to keep all employees, but especially their employee moms, productive and engaged at work. As the stress surrounding work-life integration continues to rise, so does the opportunity for creating a win-win environment for employees and employers,” said Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media. “The Working Mother 100 Best Companies see the payoff from their programs and policies and are outstanding examples for companies to emulate.”
The 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes more than 500 questions on workforce representation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It surveys the availability, usage and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. This year, particular weight was given to child care, flexible scheduling options and advancement programs.