2021 Best Companies for Dads Winners
For this year, Seramount added specific questions about how organizations helped parents and caretakers with time off, flexible hours, and other benefits during COVID-19. There is a significant difference between the responses of companies that made the list and those that didn’t, showcasing how this year’s Best Companies for Dads pivoted to help working families.
Key findings from the 2021 Best Companies for Dads:
- Companies continue to move toward gender-neutral parental leave: 88 percent of this year’s winners offer fully-paid gender-neutral parental leave compared to 63 percent of winners a year ago. The remaining 12 percent offer fully paid paternity leave.
- Seventy-five percent of winning companies offer phase-back programs after leave (compared to 38 percent of last year’s winners).
The 2021 Seramount Best Companies for Dads application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, benefits, childcare, flexibility, employee-resource groups for men and working parents, and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. For this year, we added specific questions about how organizations helped parents and caretakers with time off, flexible hours, and other benefits during COVID-19. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2020 data.