Magazine article Working Mother

What Makes a Winner

Magazine article Working Mother

What Makes a Winner

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THEAPPLICATION

The list of companies selected for the 2006 Working Mother 100 Best Companies was based on an extensive application completed by each company. The application includes detailed questions about the workforce, compensation, childcare and flexibility programs, leave policies and more. The application checks the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. That means it's not enough to have a great program if no one is using it.

WHAT'S MEASURED

Seven areas are measured and scored: workforce profile, compensation, child care, flexibility, time off and leaves, family-friendly programs and company culture.

MAKING THE 100 BEST

After we finalize the list of 100 winners, our writers and editors report on each company, using the application, backup material sent in by the companies and interviews with company representatives. …

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