Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that the Firm was selected to the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list. This prestigious award, now in its 29th year, honors the very best companies pioneering modern policies for American families. Sponsored by Working Mother magazine, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies are chosen based on their family-friendly work cultures. Ryan was selected for its leadership in establishing policies and programs that support working mothers, which include flexible work arrangements, women’s advancement opportunities, paid maternity leave, childcare assistance programs, and more. This is the second consecutive year that Ryan has been recognized as one of the top 100 companies in the United States for working mothers.
In August 2008, Ryan launched myRyan, an innovative work environment that changed the measurement of work performance from hours worked to results achieved. The Firm rolled out myRyan as a major culture shift designed to reach even higher levels of client service and employee satisfaction. Since its inception, myRyan has delivered tremendous dividends for the Firm, its clients, and its employees. Ryan has dramatically improved employee retention and satisfaction, while demonstrating solid year-over-year revenue growth. Most importantly, Ryan employees have achieved the highest client satisfaction ratings in the history of the Firm, while enjoying the freedom to meet the competing demands of work and life.
“The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are the leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully,” said Carol Evans, President of Working Mother Media. “We are thrilled to honor the U.S. companies that put words into action and build family-friendly cultures on the foundation of thoughtful policies and effective programs.”
“In addition to outstanding career growth opportunities, working at Ryan has provided me the flexibility to lead my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop meetings,” said Elizabeth Pimper, Ryan Learning Manager and the Firm’s 2014 Working Mother of the Year honoree. “I can balance my career while also spending quality time teaching my daughter and the other girls in the troop valuable leadership and life skills.”
“We respect and appreciate the tremendous energy and dedication of Ryan’s working mothers, and we honor their outstanding contributions to the success of our Firm,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Workplace flexibility for working parents is a central strategy for our business success and improves our ability to deliver superior client service and results.”
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation, is the publisher of Working Mother magazine, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives and Diversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. Working Mother magazine reaches more than two million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.
Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com.
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