Sikich Receives Honors for Workplace and Community Initiatives

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. — February 23, 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 nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for 2015, Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, 2015 and has received the World at Work Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction. These awards recognize and celebrate organizations that support employees in achieving success both at work and at home through effective workplace strategies and practices. Additionally, the firm was recognized for the eighth time by Friend of Illinois Parks at the Illinois Association of Park Districts/Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IAPD/IPRA) Soaring to New Heights Conference as an organization that enhances parks and the quality of life in Illinois communities.

In addition to an exemplary wellness program, the Naperville, Ill.-based firm offers employees opportunities for career growth and 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 Sikich’s chief human resources officer. “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.”

The companies recognized for these awards excel in a variety of categories, including compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development, recruitment, selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; strategic company performance; and promoting a culture of wellness. For more reasons to become a part of Sikich, visit our careers page.

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