Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company, announced today it has been named to Working Mother magazine's list of 100 Best Companies for 2010. Hewitt was recognized for its commitment to providing family-friendly benefits and policies that help working parents strike a balance between their work and personal lives.

Working Mother highlighted several programs that Hewitt offers its employees, including flexible work arrangements; child care discounts; on-site health clinics and wellness programs; health benefits for domestic partners and their children; formal mentoring programs; and scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs.

"As a leader in HR, Hewitt understands the importance of supporting our associates in maintaining a successful balance between work responsibilities and family life," said Tracy Keogh, Hewitt’s senior vice president of Human Resources. “A positive work environment encourages our associates to do great client work, and we are committed to creating an organization where all of our employees can thrive professionally and personally. We’re proud to be recognized for offering benefits and programs that meet the ever-changing needs of working parents and their families.“

Profiles of the 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are in the October issue of Working Mother and at workingmother.com/bestcompanies.

About Hewitt Associates

Hewitt Associates (NYSE: HEW) provides leading organizations around the world with expert human resources consulting and outsourcing solutions to help them anticipate and solve their most complex benefits, talent, and related financial challenges. Hewitt works with companies to design, implement, communicate, and administer a wide range of human resources, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation, and talent management strategies. With a history of exceptional client service since 1940, Hewitt has offices in more than 30 countries and employs approximately 23,000 associates who are helping make the world a better place to work. For more information, please visit www.hewitt.com.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother magazine reaches 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com brings to the Web home and career information, advice and a broad range of solutions daily. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Working Mother’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, the most important benchmark for work-life practices in corporate America. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corp. ( www.bonnier.com), includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE, www.nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices ( www.diversitybestpractices.com), the WorkLife Congress and the Multicultural Women’s Conference and Leadership Summits. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.

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