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Kraft Foods, Inc. has once again been selected to the list of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers for the seventh year by Working Mother magazine.
Kraft excelled in several categories important to working mothers, including workday flexibility, progressive health-and-wellness programs ,and innovative care-giving solutions for dependent children and adults.
"Building a culture that harmonizes work and personal life isn't a fad; it's a necessity to retain and attract the best talent," said Marla Miller, Kraft's senior manager, global work/life. "Kraft's culture fosters a work environment that allows great moms to be great employees, too."
Angela Zarazua, senior administrator, corporate and legal affairs, said that without the flexible work schedule she enjoys as a Kraft employee, "I'm not sure how I would juggle school, doctors' appointments, child care, and all the unexpected things that happen in a house with three small children. With convenient health services available at the office, I'm able to take care of myself, too."
Among some of the benefits Kraft provides its associates are an on-site fitness center and annual flu shots dispensed at the office, company-sponsored events during normal working hours that promote healthy lifestyles, and facilitating volunteerism, which not only helps communities, but also fulfills employees' desires to make a positive difference where they live and work.
Kraft was selected for the 2008 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list based on an extensive application of more than 500 questions about work force, compensation, child care and flexibility programs, leave policies, and more. Seven areas were measured and scored, including work force profile, compensation, child care, flexibility, time off and leaves, family-friendly program,s and company culture. For this year's 100 Best, particular weight was given to family-friendly policies, flexibility, leave policies, and benefits for part-time employees.