Flexible working celebrated, as Top Employers for Working Families revealed

Flexible working champions named as top working families employers revealedDeloitte, KPMG and Barclays are among the companies recognised for their work-life balance policies in the annual list of the Top Employers for Working Families. The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark is designed to encourage employers to focus on their flexible working and work-life integration practices, and how they measure up against other organisations. Brand Learning, CiC Employee Assistance and Digital Mums were included in an alternative benchmark provided to smaller organisations to help them evaluate and develop their own work-life thinking. The top scoring employers were named by work-life balance group Working Families as part of series of events to mark National Work-Life Week, which today features ‘Go home on time day.’ This is held to help encourage people to leave their workplace on time and help redress the thirty five per cent of parents who – in a poll by Working Families, said that their work affects their home life in a negative way.

Sarah Jackson, CEO of Working Families, explains: “Going home on time should be the norm, not a novelty, but for many families that’s just not happening. We’re inviting people everywhere to Go Home on Time this Wednesday for a mid-week breather, see how good it feels and start making it a year-round habit.”

The highest scoring benchmark entrants named as the annual Top Employers for Working Families in 2014  Top 10 (in alphabetical order) are:

  • American Express
  • Barclays plc
  • Centrica Citi
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Northern Trust
  • Southdown Housing Association
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

Added Sarah Jackson: “In this landmark year where the Right to Request Flexible Working has been extended to all employees, it’s great to see so many good employers with inspiring policies and practices to support parents, carers and flexible workers.”

To see the full list click: Top Employers for Working Families