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Seramount Names Takeda as One of the 2021 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Dads

September 28, 2021

NEW YORK, NY (September 28, 2021)—Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media) revealed its annual list of the 2021 100 Best Companies today, representing almost four million employees in the United States, as well as its fourth annual list of the 2021 Best Companies for Dads. This year’s 100 Best Companies winners are focusing on inclusive benefits for families, including paid gender-neutral parental leave, backup childcare, and how these organizations supported their employees throughout COVID-19. Takeda was among the 100 companies that earned a spot on this year’s list.

“We are proud to receive this type of external recognition that spotlights Takeda’s family-friendly culture, benefits and policies,” said Emerson Foster, Head of Human Resources, U.S. Business Unit & Global Product Launch Strategy, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. “It takes all of us to support working moms, dads and caregivers, and we strive to make Takeda a people-first company. This is an honor for Takeda, and we all share in it.”

“Working parents and caregivers have had to shoulder so much responsibility throughout the pandemic, and our 100 Best Companies continue to offer support through their generous programs and benefits,” says Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “These companies have made the needs of their employees a priority, and we celebrate their commitment to creating an inclusive workplace culture where this critical talent pool can thrive.”

Key findings from the 2021 100 Best Companies:

  • Companies continue to move toward gender-neutral parental leave: 88 percent of this year’s winners offer fully paid, gender-neutral parental leave compared to 67 percent of winners a year ago.
  • Ninety-one percent of winning companies offer backup childcare in centers, while 79 percent offer backup childcare in the home.

Key findings from the 2021 Best Companies for Dads:

  • Companies continue to move toward gender-neutral parental leave: 88 percent of this year’s winners offer fully paid, gender-neutral parental leave compared to 63 percent of winners a year ago. The remaining 12 percent offer fully paid paternity leave.
  • Seventy-five percent of winning companies offer phase-back programs after leave (compared to 38 percent of last year’s winners).

This year Seramount added specific questions about how organizations helped parents and caretakers with time off, flexible hours, and other benefits during COVID-19. There is a significant difference between the responses of companies that made the list and those that didn’t, showcasing how the 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Dads pivoted to help working families.

Additional takeaways from the 2021 100 Best Companies:

  • Seventy-eight percent of winning companies increased mental-health coverage for employees and/or dependents as a result of COVID-19 (compared to 47 percent of non-winners).
  • Sixty-five percent of winning companies allowed employees to hire and pay any new caregivers (not part of the company-supported network) because of COVID-19 (compared to 25 percent of non-winners), and 63 percent increased childcare reimbursements because of COVID-19 (compared to 29 percent of non-winners).
  • Seventy-three percent of winning companies gave employees extra time off in 2020 because of COVID-19 (compared to 67 percent of non-winners).
  • Fifty-nine percent of winning companies increased health insurance coverage for employees and/or dependents as a result of COVID-19 (compared to 40 percent of non-winners).
  • Eighty-seven percent of winning companies trained managers in best practices for managing staff remotely (compared to 77 percent of non-winners).

Additional takeaways from the 2021 Best Companies for Dads:

  • Seventy-five percent of Best Companies for Dads gave employees extra time off in 2020 because of COVID-19.
  • Sixty percent of Best Companies for Dads increased health insurance coverage for employees and/or dependents as a result of COVID-19.
  • Eighty-two percent of Best Companies for Dads increased mental-health coverage for employees and/or dependents as a result of COVID-19.
  • Sixty-two percent of Best Companies for Dads increased childcare reimbursements because of COVID-19.

ABOUT THE 100 BEST COMPANIES METHODOLOGY

The 2021 Seramount 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions related to leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility, and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. The names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2020 data.

ABOUT THE BEST COMPANIES FOR DADS METHODOLOGY

The 2021 Seramount Best Companies for Dads application includes more than 400 questions related to leave policies, benefits, childcare, flexibility, employee-resource groups for men and working parents, and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. This year we added specific questions about how organizations helped parents and caretakers during COVID-19. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2020 data.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE: TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.

ABOUT SERAMOUNT

Seramount, now part of EAB, is a strategic professional services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we’ve built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DE&I toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered over 450 organizations to realize the business benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more at seramount.com.

Media Contacts:

Japanese Media
Ryoko Matsumoto
ryoko.matsumoto@takeda.com 
+81 (0) 3-3278-3414

Media Outside Japan
Christina Beckerman
christina.beckerman@takeda.com
+1 781-482-0831

Stefanie McNamara, stefanie.mcnamara@seramount.com