American Express, Centrica and Deutsche Bank were among the top winners of the Top Employers for Working Families awards.
The awards, founded by Working Families in partnership with the Institute for Employment Studies, recognises organisations across the UK that do the most to support the work-life balance needs of their employees.
The winners were:
- The innovation and engagement award
Winner: American Express Services Europe
- The best for flexible working award
- The best for mothers award
Commendation: West Mercia Police
- The best for fathers award
Commendation:Registers of Scotland
- The best for carers award
Winner:Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- The best for career progression award
The awards also honoured its list of the top 30 employers for working families. The top 10 included:
- American Express Services Europe
- Barclays Bank
- McDonald’s Restaurants
- Southdown Housing Association
- West Mercia Police
The top 11-30 included:
- Allianz Insurance UK
- Amnesty International UK
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Chwarae Teg
- Clifford Chance
- Dell Corporation
- Deutsche Bank
- Ernst and Young
- Everything Everywhere
- Ministry of Justice
- National Grid
- Registers of Scotland
- The Children’s Trust
- The London School of Economics and Political Science
- Wales and West Housing Association
Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, said: “The quality of entries for this year’s Top Employers for Working Families has been exceptional.
“We congratulate the Top 30 employers and the award winners on their inspiring work-life policies and practices.
“These agile, forward-thinking organisations recognise the value of offering flexible workplaces and in doing so benefit from advantages in staff recruitment, engagement, motivation and performance.”
Mary Mercer, principal consultant at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), added: “This year’s entries show that flexible working policies remain high on the agenda during economically challenging times as they offer advantages to both employers and their staff.
“Workers are better able to balance work with life outside of employment and employers find that as well as being the right thing to do by staff, a flexible approach also allows them to control costs and maximise productivity.”
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