Four banks in top ten family-friendly UK employers


Banks feature heavily in a list of the top 10 employers for working families, with Barclays, Citi, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS all taking top spots.

The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards, founded by work-life organisation Working Families in partnership with the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), also listed professional services firms Deloitte and KPMG in the top 10, as well as telecoms firm BT and not-for-profit organisation Southdown Housing Association.

In addition, special awards were given to those offering the best support for particular groups of workers, such as mothers, fathers and carers.

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Deloitte was named as the best employer for mothers, while Citi and the London School of Economics were joint winners of the best employer for fathers award.

Meanwhile, the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust grabbed the carers and eldercare award and Wales and West Housing was named as the best employer for career progression for flexible workers.

Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, said of the winners: “These employers have demonstrated how they are developing innovative policies and practices to create flexible, family-friendly cultures that support individual wellbeing and high performance.”

Mary Mercer, principal consultant at the IES, added: “We would like to see flexible working becoming the normal way of doing things and available to all.

“These employers are leading the way and using flexible working to help staff to manage their lives and work, which, in turn, increases the productivity and performance of organisations.”

View the full list of winners

Top 10 employers for working families (A-Z)

Hogan Lovells International
Royal Bank of Scotland
Southdown Housing Association
The National Assembly for Wales

Top 11-30 (A-Z)

Allianz Insurance Plc
American Express
Baker & McKenzie
Bank of England
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Ernst & Young
Forum for the Future
Loop Customer Management
McDonald’s Restaurants
Ministry of Justice
Northern Trust
Roche Products
Simmons & Simmons
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Wales and West Housing

Top 3 small family-friendly businesses sponsored by

Workplace Options

The Lexington Gray best for flexible working award

Northern Trust – winner

Best for mothers award

Deloitte – Winner
Citi – Commendation
Loop Customer Management – Commendation

Best for fathers award

Citi – joint winner
The London School of Economics and Political Science – joint winner

Best for carers & eldercare award

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – winner
BT – commendation

Best for career progression for flexible workers award

Wales and West Housing – winner

The National Grid best for innovation award

Citi – winner
Accenture – commendation

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