Transport for London and Apple recognised for best work-life balance

Transport for London

Local government body Transport for London and technology organisation Apple are among the organisations that have been recognised for having the best work-life balance in the UK, according to research by recruitment website Indeed.

Its Top-rated UK workplaces: best work-life balance list ranks organisations for work-life balance based on thousands of employer reviews posted on Indeed by employees.

Other high-ranking organisations on the 2018 list include the University of Leeds, retailer John Lewis and consumer goods organisation Unilever.

The 15 top-rated UK workplaces for the best work-life balance are:

  1. Transport for London
  2. University of Leeds
  3. Apple
  4. Unilever
  5. Kumon
  6. University of Greenwich
  7. John Lewis
  8. Jobcentre Plus
  9. GlaxoSmithKline
  10. American Express
  11. Thomson Reuters
  12. University of Southampton
  13. Lloyds Banking Group
  14. BAE Systems
  15. Rolls-Royce

Tricia Wright, chief people officer at Transport for London, said: “It’s great to be recognised as the best place to work for work-life balance, especially since the award is a result of feedback from people who have worked at [Transport for London]. In order to offer customers the best service possible, we believe that it is important to have a diverse workforce who feel valued.

“We have a range of opportunities that give staff better work-life balance, from flexible working, to staff network groups, including groups for parents and carers, where our staff can share their experiences and advice. Establishing a healthy work-life balance within any organisation is vital because it means staff will feel supported and motivated to fulfil their potential.”

Bill Richards, UK managing director at Indeed, added: “There is much to be gained both for employers and employees from encouraging a healthy work-life balance so all [organisations] in this list should be applauded for already offering more to their staff than just a salary, none more so than Transport for London for leading the way.

“There is a healthy mixture of employers from a wide variety of industries and both public and private sectors which demonstrates that offering a good work-life balance is by no means exclusively the domain of trendy tech start-ups, but is in fact something all smart employers should be doing.

“People remain the most important asset in business, so attracting good staff and allowing them to perform at their best should be deemed a priority, not an afterthought, and ensuring you promote a good work-life balance is central to this.”