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Looking for a company that supports families? PulteGroup, Inc. was named one of the Best Workplaces for Parents ™ in 2021. PulteGroup supports parents through its comprehensive benefits program, offering paid parental and non-birth parent leave, maternity and postpartum benefits, along with a range of additional benefits that include flexible work schedules, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement.

This is Pulte’s first appearance on this prestigious list compiled by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, but we suspect it won’t be its last appearance.

“This recognition is a great acknowledgment of the programs and benefits we have in place to support parents in our organization,” said PulteGroup Senior Vice President of Human Resources Michelle Hairston. “Our employees’ health, happiness and overall wellbeing is vital to our success, and we are committed to creating a supportive environment where working parents can thrive.”

The company’s wellness aims to create a culture of health and engagement among employees by focusing on the four pillars of total wellbeing: physical, emotional, financial and social wellness.

The Best Workplaces for Parents award is based on analysis of confidential survey responses from more than 6 million current employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations across the country. In that survey, 93% of PulteGroup’s employees said the company is a great place to work. This number is 34% higher than the average U.S. company.

“Congratulations to Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Parents™,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “The pandemic presented parents with unique challenges that impacted their work and home-lives, but these companies paid close attention to the experiences of their working parents and ensured that they didn’t have to choose between a thriving career and being present for their children.”

In 2021, PulteGroup was also named among the 100 Best Companies to Work For® (#75), Best Workplaces for Women™ (#30), and Best Workplaces for Millennials™ (#54) by Fortune and Great Place to Work®. The company also ranked third on PEOPLE’s 100 Companies that Care® list this year.

Ideas to Help Working Families

If you have kids, you understand that the struggle and the juggle is real. An article in the New York Times titled Working Moms are Struggling. Here’s What Would Help. suggests ways that companies can support struggling Moms (and they apply to Dads too).

  • Offer part-time schedules or unpaid leaves
  • Pay for child care
  • Consider hybrid schedules at work
  • Don’t penalize people for caregiving (don’t discard resumes with gaps for raising children).
  • Offer flexible hours

What are your thoughts? What can we add to this list for the best workplaces for parents?

Read more about other award-winning companies here!

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