On the first day of work, each new hire at CPA giant Plante Moran is assigned an experienced “buddy” to show him or her the ropes—and a team partner tasked with helping the newbie achieve personal and professional career goals.
Employees who become first-time parents also get buddies—experienced working parents—along with on-site child care on Saturdays during the busy tax season.
The perks developed through what the 2,000-employee organization calls its Personal Tightrope Action Committee, or PTA. The committee researches and recommends programs and policies that promote work/life balance, including:
- Firm-wide volunteer initiatives, which include paid time off to allow employees to support community efforts
- A diversity council and affinity groups, including an LGBT resource group
- A Women in initiative to attract, retain, develop and advance women into leadership positions across the firm.
Contact: Dan Artman of Plante Moran, (248) 223-3469.