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Britain’s most family friendly workplaces revealed

4th Oct 16 10:17 am

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American Express, Citi and Deloitte have been named top employers for working families by the UK’s work-life balance charity Working Families

 The placings are based on the highly competitive Working Families’ benchmarking survey which examines all aspects of workplace agility/flexibility and how employers support the work-life balance of all their staff. The survey is open to employer members of Working Families. Key findings in 2016 include:

  • 94 per cent of organisations have the support of senior leaders who champion flexibility
  • 57 per cent include creating a flexible and family friendly workplace in their values or mission statement, but only 39 per cent see flexibility as a ‘normal’ model of work
  • More employers are now evaluating vacancies to see whether they might be offered on a flexible working basis: only 36 per cent still require hiring managers to justify creating a full time post

Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families, said:

“Congratulations to these employers, all building truly flexible, agile workplaces fit for the future. This year, more than nine out of ten organisations told us that their senior leaders support flexibility and more than half reported that they include flexibility and family-friendly working in their values or mission statement.

“What we need now is for flexibility to become part of ‘business as usual’, reflected in strategic planning, recruitment, project management, organisational policies and everything in between.”

Top 10 Employers for Working Families

American Express





Lloyds Banking Group

Ministry of Justice

National Assembly for Wales

Royal Bank of Scotland

Southdown Housing Association

Top 11-30 Employers for Working Families


Allen & Overy

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Crown Prosecution Service

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Imperial College London


Mayer Brown

Pinsent Masons

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Mail Group

Santander UK

Scottish Government

Simmons and Simmons


University of Lincoln

University of Portsmouth

University of Suffolk

Wales & West Housing

Westfield Europe Limited

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