Working Families Announces Winners of 2019 Best Practice Awards
Awards recognise employers leading the way in flexible and employee-friendly workplaces
This year’s awards saw a record number of entries, showing the appetite and engagement surrounding flexibility and work–life balance.
Winners are all working toward establishing supportive workplace cultures as well as family-friendly policies.
Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive of Working Families, said: “Our research shows that while 86% of parents in the UK want to work flexibly, less than half actually do. To close this gap, we need employers to step up, to innovate, and to create policies, practices, and cultures that work for people and work for the business. Today’s winners are doing just that: taking creative approaches to embedding flexibility, building supportive cultures, and listening to and learning from their employees.”
Now in their 10th year, the Working Families Best Practice Awards recognise achievements in 12 categories across a range of work–life policies and practices.
FULL LIST OF AWARDS AND WINNERS
Best for Mothers WINNER – Barclays
Best for Fathers WINNER – Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Best Small Private Sector Employer WINNER – Response IT
Open to flexibility from day one and discuss changes to working patterns at any time, the company finds solutions to keep talent while still meeting customer service level agreements. Employee turnover is very low and the business continues to grow.
Best for Carers & Eldercare WINNER – Centrica
Best Flexible Working Initiative WINNER – MHA Larking Gowen
Best for Embedded Flexibility WINNER – Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure
Best for Flexible Recruitment WINNER – Arnold Clark
Best for Line Manager Support WINNER – Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Best Innovation WINNER – Waltham Forest Council
Best Returner Programme WINNER – Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure
Best Family Network WINNER – Royal Bank of Scotland
Best for Mental Health & Wellbeing WINNER – Financial Ombudsman Service
For more information and/or to be put in touch with winners directly, contact Catherine Gregory on 07841 009 099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org