Google and Expedia among 2017’s best employers for work-life balance

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American Express, Expedia, Google and Rolls Royce are among the top 20 organisations for work-life balance, according to research by recruitment website Glassdoor.

Its 20 highest rated companies for work-life balance 2017 report is based on the overall work-life balance ratings submitted by UK-based employees to Glassdoor between 18 July 2016 and 17 July 2017. A minimum of 50 ratings had to have been submitted for each organisation for it to be considered for the final list.

The 20 highest rated companies for work-life balance in 2017 are:

  1. Expedia: Work-life balance rating 4.3
  2. Lookers: Work-life balance rating 4.2
  3. American Express: Work-life balance rating 4.2
  4. HomeServe: Work-life balance rating 4.2
  5. Peninsula: Work-life balance rating 4.1
  6. Cisco Systems: Work-life balance rating 4.1
  7. ARM: Work-life balance rating 4.1
  8. Financial Conduct Authority: Work-life balance rating 4.1
  9. Royal London: Work-life balance rating 4.1
  10. Thomson Reuters: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  11. Procter and Gamble: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  12. Screw fix: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  13. TeacherActive: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  14. Mott MacDonald: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  15. Rank Group: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  16. Yell: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  17. Unilever: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  18. BAE Systems UK: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  19. Rolls Royce: Work-life balance rating 4.0
  20. Google: Work-life balance rating 4.0

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David Whitby, UK country manager at Glassdoor, said: “[Organisations] are realising that you can get more out of your workforce if you create an environment where people feel it is OK to take time out and be flexible with the working week. It’s not about leaving the office early, it’s about integrating work and lifestyle.

“At the end of the day, employers that trust their staff to do their job to the best of their ability, and recognise that everyone has commitments and interests outside the office, will create more loyalty.”