Collaborative Solutions Honored as One of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work®

Reston, VA – December 2, 2020 – Great Place to Work® has honored Collaborative Solutions as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Parents. Collaborative earned this award because they have created consistently positive experiences for working parents. This award is particularly significant considering the extremely difficult and novel challenges facing parents this year.

Great Place to Work determined the Best Workplaces for Parents by gathering and analyzing confidential employee experience feedback representing 4.8 million U.S. employees across more than 20 industries – the largest annual study of working parents to date.

“This has been a uniquely challenging year for our working parents,” said Tia Smith, Vice President of Talent at Collaborative. “We are so proud to be on this list because supporting our employees has been one of our primary goals throughout this year. I’m thrilled that all of our new programs have made a significant impact on our employees and enhanced our culture despite the obstacles.”

Employees reported their workplace experience using the industry-leading Trust Index© survey.  The survey is proven to quantify over 75 metrics of company culture, including levels of trust, pride, management effectiveness, innovation, diversity, and equity.

Great Place to Work’s analysis focused on how parents’ workplace experiences compare to those of their non-parent colleagues and determining whether their job level, race/ethnicity, or any other personal characteristics changed the level of support they received as a working parent. Finally, they reviewed each company’s parental leave, adoption, flexible schedule, childcare, and dependent health care benefits. Full details of the study and findings can be found in the report authored by Great Place to Work in Partnership with Maven Clinic.

“Best workplaces like Collaborative Solutions have built dynamic, flexible, and transparent workplaces built on trust,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “This gives companies on this list a powerful opportunity not just to do well for their people, but also to do well for their businesses.”

The organizations named on the “Best Workplaces for Parents” list stand out for the creative ways they were able to engage with and support working parents throughout the pandemic. For example, Collaborative hosted multiple internal webinars for working parents. One of these webinars featured a guest speaker who shared insight from an educator’s perspective on creating positive learning experiences as families returned to school in the fall. She shared valuable tools, strategies, and resources to help both parents and students maintain sanity, while successfully working and learning at-home.

Other new programs that Collaborative has launched to support working parents in 2020 included:

  • Collabie Kids Scavenger Hunt: Working parents teamed up with their kids for a fun, Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt in their homes.
  • Virtual Babysitters Club: Collaborative provided parents the opportunity to register for an hour of online fun and entertainment, including performers from Broadway, to keep kids virtually engaged while giving parents some free time.
  • Collabie Convo Series: Bob Maller, President & Chief Culture Officer, and Bonnie Dowler, Chief People Officer, led a month-long series of intimate and candid conversations with working parents centered around the challenges that remote schooling has presented, and provided parents an opportunity to engage with others who are experiencing the same thing.

This is the first year that Collaborative has been included on this list from Great Place to Work, landing at the #59 spot. This recognition follows many other noteworthy honors throughout 2020 for Collaborative, including Fortune Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services, Fortune Best Small & Medium Workplaces, Fortune Best Place to Work for Millennials, Fortune Best Place to Work for Women, Top 100 Best Companies in Florida, Top Workplaces in D.C., Top Workplaces in the Bay Area, Best Places to Work in Atlanta, as well as recognitions for the Executive Leadership Team.

About Collaborative Solutions:

Collaborative Solutions, a Cognizant Company, is a leading global finance and HR transformation consultancy that leverages world-class cloud solutions to help deliver successful customer outcomes for Fortune 100 companies, medium-sized businesses, education, healthcare, and government institutions. As the longest-tenured Workday Services Partner and customer, their full lifecycle services—complete with an in-house Change Management practice and proven proprietary tools—have helped more than 1,000 customers transform their businesses. 

Collaborative Solutions has deployed in over 125 countries and has experience with organizations ranging from 200 to 200,000 employees. Collaborative Solutions is based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, and has offices throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. 

About the Best Workplaces for Parents

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to confidential Trust Index™ survey responses representing over 4.8 million employees working at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with Fortune, visit

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified companies and the Best Workplacesin the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best WorkplacesTM list published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All.

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