KPMG’s National Work & Family Month Celebration
Celebrating National Work & Family Month at KPMG LLP means highlighting and promoting employees who are successfully balancing work and family. All month long in October, the audit, tax and advisory services firm plans to profile employees who have voluntarily expressed appreciation for KPMG’s family-friendly programs and benefits. The profiles will spotlight KPMG employees who have successfully used one or more of the firm’s benefits to help them balance work and family. The firm is also creating a photo slideshow montage of employees and their families that will be shared electronically. “The profiles and photos are a way for us to recognize and appreciate our working families, including all the different ways families are made up these days, and provides role models for others as to how their peers are making it all work,” said Barbara Wankoff, KPMG Director of Workplace Solutions.
Each year, KPMG also participates in Family Volunteer Day, originated by the Points of Light Institute. “Our offices across the country are encouraged to plan volunteer activities that provide opportunities for employees to volunteer with their families,” Wankoff said. “These activities occur throughout the month of October and are another way we celebrate Work & Family Month.”
And finally, Wankoff herself testified at a Congressional briefing in acknowledgement of the fifth anniversary of National Work & Family Month, focusing on the programs KPMG offers as examples of how companies can support working families. “It validates what we already know — that reducing conflict between work and family needs is good for both individuals and business.”