Top Employers for Working Families shortlist announced

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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 the policies and practices of employers who offer exceptional flexible and family-friendly workplaces. HR magazine is a media partner for the awards and editor Katie Jacobs sat on the judging panel.

Working Families chief executive Sarah Jackson said 2015 is a “landmark year” for the awards, as the “work-life and flexible working landscape is truly changing”.

“In the last 12 months we’ve welcomed the extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees and the introduction of Shared Parental Leave for new parents,” she added.

“Employers that go the extra mile to offer support to parents, carers and flexible workers will attract the best staff and will reap the benefits of a loyal, engaged and productive workforce.”

The finalists in each of the seven categories are:

The Centrica best for flexible working award
American Express
Cafcass
National Assembly for Wales

The Santander best new flexible working initiative
Barclays Bank
DLA Piper
EY
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
UK Civil Service

The DTCC best for innovation award
Barclays Bank
Deloitte
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Ministry of Justice

The Citymothers best for all stages of motherhood award
Hogan Lovells
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London School of Economics and Political Science
UK Civil Service

The Cityfathers best for all stages of fatherhood award
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London School of Economics and Political Science
National Grid
Scottish Parliament
West Dunbartonshire Council

The Direct Line best for line managers award
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Wales & West Housing

The Carers UK and National Grid best for carers and eldercare award
Centrica
University of Lincoln
Ministry of Justice
West Dunbartonshire Council

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 16 June in London. HR magazine will cover the results first.