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The Top Employers for Working Families 2016

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The Top Employers for Working Families 2016

Britain’s most family friendly workplaces unveiled

Top Employers for Working Families are announced by the UK’s work-life balance charity Working Families

Employers compete annually to be named a Top Employer for Working Families.

This year’s Top Ten – in alphabetical order – are:

  • American Express
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • DWF LLP
  • EY
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ministry of Justice
  • National Assembly for Wales
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Southdown Housing Association

The placings are based on the highly competitive Working Families’ benchmarking survey, sponsored by Computershare, which examines all aspects of workplace agility/flexibility and how employers support the work-life balance of all their staff. The survey is open to employer members of Working Families. Key findings in 2016 include:

  • 94 per cent of organisations have the support of senior leaders who champion flexibility;
  • 57 per cent include creating a flexible and family friendly workplace in their values or mission statement, but only 39 per cent see flexibility as a ‘normal’ model of work
  • More employers are now evaluating vacancies to see whether they might be offered on a flexible working basis: only 36 per cent still require hiring managers to justify creating a full time post

Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families [3], said:

“Congratulations to these employers, all building truly flexible, agile workplaces fit for the future. This year, more than nine out of ten organisations told us that their senior leaders support flexibility and more than half reported that they include flexibility and family-friendly working in their values or mission statement.

“What we need now is for flexibility to become part of ‘business as usual’, reflected in strategic planning, recruitment, project management, organisational policies and everything in between.”

Julian Foster, Managing Director at Computershare [4], lead sponsor of Top Employers for Working Families said:

“Across the country the work life balance of thousands of employees is improving and organisations are benefiting from improved loyalty and engagement as employers embrace practices that better accommodate workers with families. The standard of application for this year’s Working Families’ Benchmark was once more extraordinary, and I’m delighted that Computershare has again been able to give recognition to such inspiring examples of working practices.”

FULL LIST OF TOP 30 EMPLOYERS FOR WORKING FAMILIES 2016

(please note these are in alphabetical order and are not ranked)

 Top 10 Employers for Working Families

American Express

Citi

Deloitte

DWF LLP

EY

Lloyds Banking Group

Ministry of Justice

National Assembly for Wales

Royal Bank of Scotland

Southdown Housing Association

Top 11-30 Employers for Working Families

Aimia

Allen & Overy

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Crown Prosecution Service

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Imperial College London

KPMG LLP

Mayer Brown

Pinsent Masons

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Mail Group

Santander UK

Scottish Government

Simmons and Simmons

UBS AG

University of Lincoln

University of Portsmouth

University of Suffolk

Wales & West Housing

Westfield Europe Limited

The results were announced on 4th October at the National Work Life Week [2] Conference in London.

For more information contact Liz Whitehead, Working Families’ Press Office on 0777 0657760 or email press@workingfamilies.org.uk

VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please call 02037405973 or email info@vercida.com for more information.

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email info@vercida.com for more information.

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