Top Employers for Working Families 2010 Will Get An Award

By Vineet at March 18, 2010 | 1:48 am | Print

Launch of Top Employers for Working Families 2010 :

Award

The Top Employers for working families list has 15 awards categories to address different types of policy (such as paternity, flexible working, carers, emergency childcare) and to recognise the leaders within specific industries (such as retail, finance, professional services, public sector) and business sizes. They awards will reward employers who demonstrate that policy alone is simply not enough: to get family-friendly working to take off in an organisation it is necessary to really embed it in the culture – often way ahead of actual legislation.

Updates:

The search for family-friendly employers begins in April.Organisations that implement the best family-friendly policies are to be recognised in the ‘Top Employers for working families’ awards organised by leading work-life balance charity, Working Families.

The call for entries opens in mid April and closes on 30 June 2010. From today, employers can visit http://www.topemployersforworkingfamilies.org.uk/2010-register-interest.html to register their interest and receive further information. The winners will be recognised at a gala lunch and awards ceremony in London in October, with shortlists announced in September. The judging panel will include Prof Cary Cooper MBE, Mary Mercer, Principal Consultant, Institute for Employment Studies and Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive, Working Families.

Uniquely, the Top Employers for working families list will be validated by independent human resource centre the Institute for Employment Studies.

Sarah Jackson, CEO of Working Families says: ‘This is about what’s good for business – when personal responsibilities are met, employees can give more focus to their company or organisation. We’ve worked with organisations that have increased the productivity of their workforce by 20% by implementing family-friendly policies. We want to recognise the employers that are leading the way.’

For further information please contact:
Sharon Mason
SMUK Marketing and PR
Mob: 07747 611773
Tel: 01252 843350
smason@smuk.org.uk

Liz Whitehead
Working Families
Tel: 020 7253 7243
press@workingfamilies.org.uk

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