Employers large and small from across the public, private and third sector compete annually to gain a place on the list of Top Employers for Working Families, for which HR magazine is media partner.
Employers took part in Working Families’ benchmark, answering in-depth questions. They were scored on four key areas to build a picture of their flexible and family-friendly working policies and practices which specifically support mothers, fathers and carers.
Jane van Zyl, new chief executive of Working Families, said that the awards are a sign that flexible working is becoming embedded. “Congratulations to the wide range of organisations whose flexible and family-friendly workplaces have earnt them a much-coveted place on 2018’s list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families," she said.
“For these best practice employers, their flexible and family-friendly working policies supporting mothers, fathers and carers are well developed, and flexible working is becoming embedded.”
In order to fully support working parents, organisations must create a family-friendly culture in a holistic way, she said. "As our research shows, flexible working on its own is not enough to deliver work/life balance for parents. What’s key to unlocking parents’ potential is a family-friendly workplace culture. Importantly, today’s winners know this – and are striving to ensure their underlying workplace culture supports the flexible and family-friendly policies they have in place.”
This year’s Top 30 Employers for Working Families 2018 – in alphabetical order – are:
Top 10 employers
Crown Prosecution Service
Independent Living Fund Scotland
Intellectual Property Office
Lloyds Banking Group
Royal Bank of Scotland
Top 11-30 employers
Allen & Overy
Department for International Development
Ministry of Justice
National Assembly for Wales
Norton Rose Fulbright
Public Health England
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal College of Nursing
Simmons & Simmons
Yorkshire Building Society