NAPERVILLE, Ill. — March 4, 2016 — Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology and advisory services, is pleased to announce it has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The companies identified as best places to work are organizations that embrace the idea of a positive work culture, which includes respect, communication, opportunity and being part of a team.
In addition to an exemplary wellness program, the Naperville, Ill.-based firm offers employees opportunities for career growth, development and access to important benefits, such as:
- Flexibility: Changing working hours is simple with approval. Sikich also has a flexible telecommuting policy made possible through a firm-wide instant messaging system, internal social networking and advanced technology.
- Professional Development: Employees are encouraged to continually grow their knowledge, skills and networking base through the firm’s internal learning and development program, Sikich University.
- Time Off: Vacation is important for employees to recharge so they can take on more challenges upon their return. In addition to paid time off, employees are also acknowledged for their dedication to clients and the firm and receive “Thank You” days.
- Parental leave policy: Sikich was pleased to announce the addition of a formal and comprehensive Parental Leave Policy consisting of maternity, adoption, and paternity benefits to our employee benefits programs effective January 1, 2016. This policy demonstrates our firm’s commitment to offer best in class benefits to our employees by providing 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child and three weeks paid leave for paternity leave.
“Sikich is a family-friendly organization that fully supports the personal demands of our working professionals,” said Janel O’Connor, chief human resources officer at Sikich. “The addition of our new parental leave policy compliments our continued focus on building a workplace that supports our employees throughout all phases of life. Our desire to continue building best in class programs that support our employees both personally and professionally will continue to be a top priority.”
Companies across Indiana entered the two-part process to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment throughout the state. In the first part, employers completed a questionnaire that captured information such as company policies, practices and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee engagement and satisfaction survey to measure the overall employee experience, including leadership and planning, culture and communications, work environment, supervisor relationship, training and development, pay and benefits and more.