The Top Employers for Working Families Special Award winners are unveiled.
Meet the UK’s most family-friendly and flexible employers
Working Families today announced the winners of the annual Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards, sponsored by Computershare. Now in their sixth year, the nationwide awards celebrate and showcase the policies and practices of UK employers who offer exceptional flexible and family-friendly workplaces. After judging the entries anonymously, the panel chose the following winners in the seven award categories.
The Centrica best for flexible working award
Commended: American Express
The Santander best new flexible working initiative
Winner: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The DTCC best for innovation award
Joint winner: Deloitt
Joint winner: Ministry of Justice
The Citymothers best for all stages of motherhood award
The Cityfathers best for all stages of fatherhood award
Winner: London School of Economics and Political Science
Commended: Scottish Parliament
Commended: West Dunbartonshire Council
The Direct Line Group best for line managers award
The National Grid and Carers UK best for carers and eldercare award
Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive of Working Families said:
‘Congratulations to the 2015 Top Employers for Working Families award winners who have been selected from an outstanding field of organisations. The last year has seen many changes in the world of flexible and family friendly working - the Right to Request flexible working for all and Shared Parental Leave are now firmly in place. The award winners have demonstrated the best and most innovative practices and have gone the extra mile to support their parents, carers and flexible workers. Employers who would like to build a loyal, engaged and productive workforce can find a lot to learn from this year’s Top Employers for Working Families.’
Julian Foster, Managing Director at Computershare said:
“Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s awards, who have demonstrated that both employees and employers benefit from a working culture that allows a balance with family and personal life.
“We’re very proud to be able to support employers in their efforts to provide the best employee benefits available and communicate them in a way that improves productivity, loyalty and happiness in the workplace.
“We were delighted to sponsor the Working Families’ Awards again this year, and look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with this important charity.”
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