Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces in 2010

As you’ve probably figured out by now if you’ve been here a while, I’m a fan of “top 10” or “best of” lists, like the Working Mother’s Best Companies to Work For, the Ten Best Employers for Work Life Balance in 2010, etc.  Both of those highlight the best companies that promote a healthy work-life balance for their employees.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has released a list I’d never heard of before: the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in 2010, just in time for National Adoption Awareness Day which is November 20.

This list highlights 100 employers in America that offer the best adoption benefits to their employees.  The rankings are based on the maximum amount of financial aid or reimbursement that is offered, along with the amount of paid time off given to employees when they adopt.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption was founded by the late Dave Thomas, who also founded the Wendy’s fast food chain.  Interestingly, and appropriately, Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc. tops the list as the most adoption-friendly company in America.

Here’s the list of the Top 10 Adoption-Friendly Companies in America:

  1. Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc.
  2. Citizen’s Financial Group, Inc. / RBS Americas
  3. Liquidnet (tie)
  4. LSI Corporation (tie)
  5. Putnam Investments
  6. Vanguard Group
  7. Subaru of America, Inc.
  8. BHP Billiton
  9. The Timberland Company
  10. Barilla America, Inc.

At the Dave Thomas Foundation website, you can read the list of the top 100 honorees, the top 10 by size, and top 5 in each industry, and see how your company stacks up.

This list of adoption-friendly companies is another great example of companies that really do care about their employees lives outside of the workplace and about making a difference in their community and world that goes far beyond their own bottom line.

I think we’ll see more and more companies moving in this direction.  What’s your take on it?

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