Supporting employees with young families achieve a phenomenal career
TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - KPMG LLP (KPMG) has been named one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2013. The annual award recognizes the most progressive and forward-thinking employers that lead in supporting employees with young families achieve work-life balance.
"KPMG's recognition as a top family-friendly employer comes from our support in seeing our people achieve phenomenal careers," said Kristy Carscallen, Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer at KPMG. "This means providing working parents with the flexibility they need to thrive on the job and at home. Striking that balance is of critical importance to the firm. We're dedicated to ensuring our professionals at all levels have the right opportunities, relationships, and resources to reach their full potential while balancing their work and home responsibilities."
Employers are evaluated based on programs, initiatives and benefits available to employees with young children. These include: maternity and parental leave top-up payments, flexible work options, health benefit plans offering family coverage, assistance with daycare and programs promoting work-life balance - all programs in place at KPMG. Evaluation is also based on how employers address emerging issues, including benefits for adoptive parents and compassionate leave for elderly parental care.
KPMG has existing and new progressive initiatives and programs that address emerging issues, including:
- Beginning in January 2013, KPMG will introduce a more extensive maternity leave program, building on its existing 'Baby Buddy' program that will see female KPMG partners and senior managers facilitate monthly meetings for women going on and coming back from leave
- KPMG has launched Women in Line for Leadership - a program focused on the development of women to their full potential
- The Women's Interchange Network supports female employees and provides them with opportunities to network
- The Working Parents Network provides employees with support and a forum to discuss their unique challenges
For the full list of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2013, visit www.canadastop100.com/family.
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 145,000 professionals, in 152 countries.
The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of quality employment periodicals and guides. The Toronto-based publisher manages the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 widely followed regional and special interest competitions. The company also manages the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which lets job-seekers find new job postings directly from employer websites, as well as editorial information on what it's like to work at each employer. Last year, more than 5.3 million Canadians used Eluta.ca, making it one of the nation's most-visited career sites. Mediacorp also organizes several large annual events, including the Top Employer Summit, which is Canada's largest senior-level HR conference, the New Grad Career Expo and the popular Diversity Canada conference.
SOURCE: KPMG LLP
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