Dow Jones places on the Jobs.mom featured employer list for its continued commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity especially as it pertains to the working mothers in their workforce.
In speaking with the Dow Jones team, we asked about some of the new and enhanced initiatives Dow Jones has put in place during the pandemic. Here’s what we’ve learned:
Life-Work Leave – In response to the pandemic, Dow Jones has implemented a new paid Life-Work Leave. Employees can take up to 10 paid hours per week off to concentrate on personal items, such as home schooling, caregiving, grocery shopping, family doctor appointments or when employees need space to deal with their response to civil unrest. The company’s goal was to provide a simple mechanism where managers could help their employees step away for the critical moments they needed and not drawdown their traditional PTO.
Equipment Stipend – Dow Jones provided a $150 equipment and office supply allowance for employees to use during the time they are working from home due to the pandemic.
Back-up Care – Dow Jones partners with The Bright Horizons Family Solutions network, which is comprised of 260 full-service child care facilities and home health care professionals who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to meet child care and elder care needs for employees. In light of Covid-19, we increased the number of days allotted per employee from 20 to 40.
Classpass at Home- Staying active is not only an important part of keeping physically fit – it’s often a critical component of your mental wellbeing. To help everyone feel better inside and out, Dow Jones introduced the ClassPass at Home experience through our partnership with ClassPass Corporate. With ClassPass at Home, employees receive free access to 2,000 live-streaming and on-demand workouts from top-rated studios around the globe.
Nanny Placement Program – Bright Horizons has offered Dow Jones employees a new nanny and babysitter placement service designed to help families struggling with finding childcare. Bright Horizons works with local agencies to find top quality, pre-vetted nannies or babysitters. The agency also completes background and reference checks and provides training.
Dow Jones is currently recruiting for the following open positions from the Jobs.mom talent base:
Below is a list of additional caregiving support provided to US employees:
- Support for children with special needs
- College Coach
- Health Advocate
- One Medical for pediatrics
- 98point6 (telemedicine)
- Back up care
- Back up childcare reimbursement
- Employee assistance plan
Engagement: Dow Jones has 10 inclusive resource groups (IRGs), which lead programs and events focused on affinity-based awareness, employee engagement, community support, development and social impact. IRGs include: Women@DJ, Pride@DJ, Asian@DJ, BlackInsight@DJ, Discover@DJ (disability-focused), Generations@DJ, MiGente (Hispanic/Latinx Affinity), Parents@DJ,and DJGreen (sustainability).
Leadership Development: Dow Jones Ignite Program – the award winning women’s program brings together high potential female leaders from across each business unit (Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Group and our commercial businesses) and global regions for a 6-12 month developmental experience that equips them with the support necessary to excel, increases their impact across the business and strengthens their own personal careers.