Small Business - 05.10.2016

Able Named One of America's Best Small Businesses For New Dads

Able has been recognized as one of the best small businesses for new dads by Fatherly, the digital lifestyle guide for men entering parenthood. Able was named as one of nine small businesses providing progressive benefits to new parents on the organization’s 2016 Best Places to Work for New Dads Report

"Both of Able’s cofounders are proud fathers and understand the importance of work and family life — this experience and recognition helped to shape Able’s generous policy, and actively helps us attract father talent across all departments," said Heather Miller.

To compile the list, Fatherly examined parental leave policies and flexible work practices at large companies (> 1,000 employees) and small businesses (<250 employees) supporting new dads. Fatherly worked with HR departments from leading companies who answered questions around parental leave and leading academic and advocacy organizations working on parental leave to field examples. The report focuses on a few key areas, including paid leave for new fathers, corporate flex time policies and their adoption across the workforce, corporate childcare policies, and additional company benefits that explicitly add to family wellbeing and overall work/life balance. 

“Public attitudes about the equal sharing of parenting responsibilities have evolved, and fathers have become actively engaged in childcare,” said Simon Isaacs, Co-Founder of Fatherly. “This honor is a testament to their commitment to working dads and families, and we commend all of the employers across the country whose parental leave practices and strategies have adapted to the evolving dynamics of parenting roles.”  

The second annual Best Places to Work for New Dads list saw a massive increase in new commitments for working dads. In comparison to 2015, the average number of weeks in the top 50 companies almost doubled from 4 to 2015 to 7.5 in 2016. This is the inaugural year of the Small Business portion of the list, reflecting that the vast majority (99.7%) of U.S. businesses are small businesses (under 500 people) and 89.6% of all U.S. businesses have fewer than 20 people.

To view the full list, visit http://www.fatherly.com/

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