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Flexible working set to be recognised in Working Families honours

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Employers now have the chance to enter their companies into the 2013 Top Employers for Working Families honours.

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Employers now have the chance to enter their companies into the 2013 Top Employers for Working Families honours. The list, which is in its fifth year, recognises firms which offer good work/life balance opportunities to their employees. This could include working more convenient hours, or operating from home, say in a garden office.  Categories that can be entered include 'Best for all stages of motherhood', 'Best for all stages of fatherhood', 'Best for flexible working' and 'Best for engagement'. There is also a category that has been added for this year which will recognise small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which offer good flexible working practices, according to topemployersforworkingfamilies.org.uk. Talking about the awards, Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, told hrmagazine.co.uk: "Top Employers for Working Families is now firmly established as the definitive benchmark for employers who want to examine their flexible working and work/life policies and celebrate what they are doing well." She continued: "Forward-thinking employers recognise that good flexibility and work/life policies are good for families and good for business." Ms Jackson will be on the judging panel for the awards, along with Professor Cary L Cooper, professor of organisation psychology and health and Mary Mercer, principal consultant, Institute for Employment Studies.

Author:

Samantha Bartlett

28th March 2013