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Top Employers for Working Families Awards shortlist announced

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HR magazine is a media partner for the awards and editor Katie Jacobs sat on the judging panel

Working Families has announced the shortlist for the annual Top Employers for Working Families Awards, sponsored by Computershare.

The UK-wide awards celebrate and showcase employers that offer exceptionally flexible and family-friendly workplaces. HR magazine is a media partner for the awards and editor Katie Jacobs sat on the judging panel.

Chief executive of Working Families, Sarah Jackson said that the shortlisted entrants have “gone the extra mile with the support they offer their employees".

“With the strides we’ve seen in family-friendly legislation, and rising expectations among younger families about sharing work and care, these forward-thinking employers are rightly getting ahead of the game,” she said. “The finalists recognise the importance of going with the grain of their employees’ lives and they will be rewarded with loyalty and engagement.”

Julian Foster, managing director, business services at lead sponsor Computershare, said that excellent staff wellbeing is a universal characteristic of successful organisations. “By enabling employees to live rounded family lives employers themselves can benefit from a happier, healthier, loyal workforce that also helps improve the bottom line,” he said.

The results will be announced on 13 June at London’s Vintners’ Hall.

Full list of awards and finalists:

American Express Best Flexible Working Initiative Award

  • Allen & Overy
  • Cisco
  • Royal Air Force

Centrica Best for Modern Families Award

  • JP Morgan
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Santander

Direct Line Group Best for Embedded Flexibility Award

  • Barclays
  • Scottish Power

Carers UK Best for Carers and Eldercare Award

  • Ministry of Justice
  • West Dunbartonshire Council

Best for Flexible Recruitment Award

  • EY

Best for All Stages of Motherhood Award

  • Civil Service
  • Deloitte
  • JP Morgan
  • Sackers & Partners

The Innovation Award

  • Citi
  • Civil Service
  • Deloitte
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Royal Air Force
  • West Midlands Police