Barclays Bank and RBS feature on top family-friendly employers list

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Barclays Bank (pictured), Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland are among the organisations featuring on the top-ten list of family-friendly employers, announced by work-life balance charity Working Families.

The list of Top 30 employers for working families, which is divided into the top ten and top 11 to 30, was compiled using surveys of organisations taking part in the UK-wide Working Families Benchmark, established by the charity in 2010 and open to all its employer members.

Employers answered in-depth questions and were scored on four key areas of family-friendly working practices: integration to organisational strategy and culture, policy, consistent practice, and evidence and statistics.

The top ten list, in alphabetical order, is:

  • American Express
  • Barclays Bank
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Deloitte
  • Independent Living Fund Scotland
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Southdown Housing

The top 11 to 30 list is:

  • Allen & Overy
  • Citigroup
  • Department for International Development
  • DWF
  • Experian
  • Gowling WLG
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Imperial College
  • Mayer Brown
  • Ministry of Justice
  • National Assembly for Wales
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Public Health England
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • UBS AG
  • Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
  • Yorkshire Building Society

Jane van Zyl, chief executive of Working Families, said: “Congratulations to the wide range of organisations whose flexible and family-friendly workplaces have earned them a much-coveted place on 2018’s list of Top 30 employers for working families.

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“For these best-practice employers, their flexible and family-friendly working policies supporting mothers, fathers and carers are well developed, and flexible working is becoming embedded.

“But, as our research shows, flexible working on its own is not enough to deliver work-life balance for parents. What’s key to unlocking parents’ potential is a family-friendly workplace culture. Importantly, the winners know this, and are striving to ensure their underlying workplace culture supports the flexible and family-friendly policies they have in place.”