This is truly praise-worthy! Go get ’em, all you Tiger Moms! Here is Merck’s presser on it, from yesterday:
. . . .Honored on the list for the 26th year, Merck is among the 100 companies recognized for their commitment to progressive workplace programs, including female representation, compensation, child care, flexibility, time off and leave, family-friendly programs and company culture. Those chosen also demonstrated their commitment to supporting working moms to be healthy.
“This award recognizes Merck’s commitment to fostering an environment where all employees, including working parents and those who provide care for others, can effectively integrate work and life, take care of themselves and their families and reach their professional goals,” said Dottie Brienza, Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Talent Leader, Merck. . . .
[Specifics on Merck:]
Chairman, President & CEO Kenneth Frazier
Executive VP, HR Mirian Graddick-Weir
Women managers/execs 28%
Women hires in 2012 72%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave 10
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave 1
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive primary caregivers 1
Backup child care Yes
Sick child care No
Employees who use a flextime schedule Not tracked
Employees who telecommute Not tracked. . . .
Kudos, Whitehouse Station!