At PNC, we strive to continue to build and strengthen a flexible culture to support these employees at all stages of life.
Pittsburgh, Pa. (PRWEB) September 25, 2007
Programs to support employees with special needs children, a culture supportive of different working styles among the four generations in the workforce and benefits for part-time employees were among the reasons that The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) was chosen for the sixth time among the nation's '100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.'
This highly competitive, prestigious award is presented annually by Working Mother Magazine as a benchmark for work/life and family friendly practices in corporate America. On the award's 23rd anniversary, the magazine focused on the changing culture of flexibility. Companies that recognized the four different generations now in the workforce, as well as those that encouraged employees to take their vacation time, were honored. Also recognized were companies who extended benefits to all employees, as well as companies, like PNC, that helped employees with special needs children.
PNC offers several initiatives to employees with special needs children, including resources to locate child care or medical care as well as seminars offered by teleconference and webinar for employees to discuss common challenges. Earlier this year, parents who attended the first series of seminars for PNC employees with special needs children formed a small support group and remained in touch after the conclusion of the seminars.
"Every year our winning companies raise the bar for what it means to be an employer of choice for working families," said Carol Evans, chief executive officer and president, Working Mother Media. "PNC not only offers essential benefits like flextime and telecommuting---they go above and beyond with a range of best practices and policies to ease the difficulties for working parents and their families. Their supportive culture makes a huge difference to employees who want to be great moms and great workers."
Working Mother also recognized PNC for a culture that supports working parents, with networking opportunities for women, nursing mothers' facilities, eldercare counseling and several types of flexible work arrangements. PNC's newest flexible work programs include a "Summers Off" teller program designed for working parents and retirees who want to work from September to May; and a Weekend Branch Manager position that involves a Thursday through Sunday schedule, rather than a more traditional Monday through Friday work week.
"Today, our workforce includes employees from four generations who face many different challenges, including everything from special needs children to elderly parents," said Kathy D'Appolonia, manager of work/life and recruiting for PNC. "At PNC, we strive to continue to build and strengthen a flexible culture to support these employees at all stages of life."
ADDITIONAL RECOGNITION FOR WORK/LIFE AT PNC
PNC was also recognized in 2007 by DiversityInc Magazine as one of 25 Noteworthy Companies and as a Top Ten company for African-Americans. In addition, D'Appolonia received the 2007 Chris Kjeldsen Work Life Legacy award by the Families and Work Institute for her lifetime contribution to the work/life industry. PNC is also one of the 2007 Dave Thomas Foundation 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces and a recipient of the 2006 Rumina Award for support of nursing mothers.
PNC was selected for the 2007 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application of 575 questions. The application included detailed questions about workforce, compensation, child-care and flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It also checked the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored: workforce profile, compensation, child care, flexibility, time off and leaves, family-friendly programs, and company culture. For this year's 100 Best, particular weight was given to flexibility and family-friendly policies.
For more information on the 2007 Working Mother 100 Best Companies and for a complete list of winners, visit Working Mother Magazine.
ABOUT WORKING MOTHER
Founded in 1979, Working Mother magazine reaches nearly 3 million readers and is the only national magazine for career mothers. Its 22-year signature initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. The publication also releases the annual list of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women in the June issue. Working Mother is published by Working Mother Media (WMM), which also owns the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), NAFE Magazine, the annual 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress, as well as the Best Companies for Multicultural Women Conference and regional Town Halls. In 2006, WMM acquired Diversity Best Practices, the preeminent organization for diversity thought leaders.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (http://www.pnc.com) is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management; asset management and global fund services.