BDO USA was named one of the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies by Working Mother magazine. BDO joins the Big Four, McGladrey, Grant Thornton, Moss Adams and all other honored companies in offering flextime hours, telecommuting, paid maternity leave and employee assistance programs.
“We are proud to welcome newcomer BDO USA to the list this year.” said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. “Their flex strategy, which has become imbedded in the firm culture, succeeds by tailoring solutions to individual employee and client needs. This flexibility provides welcome support to working moms and dads.”
Both the flex strategy and BDO’s women’s initiative, which promotes a diverse workforce, were introduced six years ago and take into account research and surveys of professionals throughout the firm for continuous improvement.
The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are selected based on answers to 650 questions, including information on the access and usage of flexible work arrangements, parental leave, childcare, health and wellness support, and the advancement of women to all levels of management. The honored companies will be celebrated at this year’s Working Mother 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress Oct. 18-20 in New York.
“All of us at BDO are proud to be recognized by Working Mother with this honor,” said Jack Weisbaum, CEO of BDO USA. “This award highlights our efforts in building and retaining a diverse workforce through our Women’s Initiative, and championing work/life fit through our BDO Flex strategy. Diversity and flexibility have always been part of our culture, but these initiatives encouraged the professionals in the firm to share best practices and to be open to employee input on new ideas to help our business and individuals thrive.”
Profiles of the 100 companies are available in the October issue of Working Mother and at workingmother.com/bestcompanies.