Lloyds Banking Group scoops top prize at 2023 Top Employer Awards

Lloyds Banking GroupLloyds Banking Group has won the overall top employer award at WM People’s 2023 Top Employer Awards, as well as the award for best employer for older workers and best for flexible working.

The 13th annual awards, which celebrate best practice in flexible, family friendly working and diversity and inclusion, were presented at a ceremony in London’s Soho Hotel on 7 February.

There were nine categories, including best for mental health, best for returners, best for flexible working, best for family support, best for career progression for women, best for diversity and inclusion and best for small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

The overall top employer award was based on the winners of all other categories. The judges felt that Lloyds Banking Group showed it was continuing to innovate and move forward through its commitment to piloting and testing new initiatives, praising its focus on agile working and the well-rounded and inclusive way it approached its work culture.

Housebuilding business Vistry Group won the best for mental health award, with the judges highlighting its focus on work redesign, its recognition of financial wellbeing and its commitment to mental health first aiders and wellbeing champions.

Software firm ServiceNow scooped the best for diversity and inclusion accolade, impressing the judges with its focus on inclusive hiring, outreach and unconscious bias training, its inclusive approach to wellbeing, and its impact and improvement measuring through its data.

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Meanwhile, the best for family support award went to multinational consumer goods business Unilever, due to its comprehensive support of fertility issues, manager coaching, unified parental leave, parental buddies, mental health first aiders and bereavement support.

Gillian Nissim, founder of WM People, said: “The awards are about celebrating the resilience and creativity we have seen across the year and looking forward to what is to come this year, armed with ideas about not only what helps to motivate our teams in troubled times, but why it makes such a difference so that the business case is clear and obvious.”