SAS' policies – such as paid paternity leave, flexible scheduling and parenting resources for dads – are setting the example of how the workplace can and should accommodate modern dads' desires to be involved in their children's lives.
Germantown, MD (PRWEB) January 08, 2013
National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) has honored SAS with a Fatherhood Award™ for its father-friendly work-life balance policies.
Through its polices and practices, the business analytics leader has become a pioneer in enabling today’s dads to balance work and family effectively. Today’s fathers are becoming increasingly desirous of spending more time with their families, and SAS has put tangible policies in place to meet that need.
“The culture of SAS honors the importance of family, work/life balance and enjoyment of the workplace," said Jenn Mann, SAS Vice President of Human Resources. "Creating a culture of happy, healthy, balanced employees drives productivity and allows SAS to remain focused on continued innovation."
At a time when America is experiencing record levels of father absence, SAS policies communicate a timely message about the importance of father involvement in children’s lives.
"National Fatherhood Initiative is honored to present the Fatherhood Award to SAS for its father-friendly workplace policies," said Vincent DiCaro, NFI Vice President of Development and Communication. "SAS' policies – such as paid paternity leave, flexible scheduling and parenting resources for dads – are setting the example of how the workplace can and should accommodate modern dads' desires to be involved in their children's lives."
Inaugurated in 1997, NFI's Fatherhood Award™ is presented each year to individuals, corporations, and organizations that make a substantial contribution to strengthening involved, responsible and committed fatherhood. Among the over 100 recipients of the Fatherhood Award are: actor James Earl Jones; country music superstar Tim McGraw; former NFL coach Tony Dungy; NBA superstar Dwyane Wade; newsman and author Tim Russert; and corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Google and Chevrolet. All past awardees can be viewed at http://www.fatherhood.org/fatherhoodawards.
As the premier fatherhood renewal organization in the country, National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) works in every sector and at every level of society to engage fathers in the lives of their children. NFI is the #1 provider of fatherhood resources in the nation. Since 2004, through FatherSOURCE, its national resource center, NFI has distributed over 6.3 million resources, and has trained over 12,500 practitioners from over 5,500 organizations on how to deliver programming to dads. NFI is also the most quoted authority on fatherhood in America. Since 2009, NFI has been mentioned in over 3,200 news stories, and makes regular appearances in national media to discuss the importance of involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood. Learn more at http://www.fatherhood.org.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®.