Gibbons Named One of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Parents
December 2, 2020
The Great Place to Work consulting firm has recognized Gibbons P.C. as one of 2020’s “Best Workplaces for Parents.” These rankings are based on feedback representing more than 4.8 million employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations across more than 20 industries – the largest annual study of working parents to date. Gibbons ranked #90 on this year’s list and is the only New Jersey based company to be selected.
The Best Workplaces for Parents recognition marks the fourth Great Place to Work ranking for Gibbons this year – the highest number of rankings the firm has received in one year since first being certified as a great workplace in 2016. Each year, Great Place to Work, often in conjunction with Fortune magazine, releases a series of rankings based on survey results from employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies. Gibbons has been certified as a great workplace for five years in a row – every year the firm has participated in the program – and, in each of those years, ranked as a Best Medium Workplace and in various sub-categories like this year’s “Best Workplaces for Parents” list.
“Gibbons is pleased to be recognized for fostering one of the nation’s best workplaces for working parents, especially in light of the extremely difficult challenges parents and their employers are facing this year,” notes Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Gibbons Chairman and Managing Director. “We are always honored to earn accolades for our employee satisfaction efforts from organizations like Great Place to Work.”
Over the years, various other organizations have recognized Gibbons as a great workplace, particularly with regard to women and working parents. Working Mother magazine included Gibbons in its inaugural “Best Law Firms for Women” Hall of Fame class, for the firm’s appearance on the publication’s “Best Law Firms for Women” list for ten years. In addition, the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s New Partner Report listed Gibbons among its “Tipping the Scales” designees, as one of only 46 law firms whose 2020 U.S.-based new partner classes comprised more than 50 percent women. Gibbons also earned a “Tipping the Scales” designation in 2019.
One of the ways Gibbons attracts and retains its top-tier workforce is through such initiatives as the Gibbons Experience, a generous benefits program that encourages employee retention. For example, after parental leave, an attorney can opt to return to work first on a 60 percent basis of the hours expected of a full-time attorney, and after one year on an 80 percent basis for an indefinite period of time. These policies do not affect an attorney’s ability to be promoted – in fact, the firm has promoted part-time attorneys to the posts of Director and Counsel. Additionally, Gibbons supports an emergency child care program, sharing the cost for this service each day it is used. Gibbons also helps professionals achieve work/life balance through technology that provides the flexibility to work remotely as necessary, allowing employees to connect seamlessly to the firm’s network and all other technology capabilities.
About the Best Workplaces for Parents
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to confidential Trust Index™ survey responses representing over 900,0000 employees working at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations for Parents industry. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with Fortune, visit greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list published annually in Fortune.
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