The UK’s most flexible and family-friendly employers have been revealed by work/life balance charity Working Families.
The annual list features organisations that have completed a benchmark survey that examines in detail their flexible and family-friendly working policies and practices.
The Top 10 Employers for Working Families (A-Z)
Lloyds Banking Group
Ministry of Justice
Southdown Housing Association
Top 11-30 (A-Z)
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
National Assembly for Wales
Royal Mail Group
Simmons & Simmons
The London School of Economics and Political Science
The Scottish Government
The University of Lincoln
Wales & West Housing
Westfield Europe Limited
Employers with up to 250 employees could opt to enter a tailored Small Employer Benchmark.
The Top 10 Small Employers for Working Families (A-Z)
Brand Learning Group
Bristol Students' Union
CiC Employee Assistance
Edison Investment Research
Sacker & Partners
Top-scoring Small Employer Benchmark entrant Sacker & Partners will be named as the overall Top Small Employer for Working Families.
Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, extended her congratulations to the winners. “In a working environment where the right to request flexible working and shared parental leave is now a reality, these employers have shown leadership and innovation in their policies and practices and will reap the rewards of attracting the best talent and having a loyal and engaged workforce,” she said. “As flexible working becomes embedded in more organisations, Working Families is calling on employers to adopt a 'flexible by default' approach to continue the rise in flexible working and help everyone to achieve a work/life balance that works for them.”
Julian Foster, managing director at Computershare, said that flexible working has benefits for both employer and employee. “The best employees have rounded existences, and the best employers do not force their staff to compromise their commitment to their families, so congratulations to all the winners of these important awards.
“Flexible working creates happier and healthier workforces that are hardworking, committed and loyal, and it’s great to have had another chance this year to share ideas and reward those organisations that empower their employees.”
HR magazine is a media partner of the Top Employers for Working Families Awards.