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London transport organisation TfL has a better “staff first” ethos than any other major business in the UK, according to a new survey by jobs site Indeed.
Generous holiday allowances and flexible working hours were among the factors that employees most valued at TfL. University of Leeds was second in the rankings followed by Apple. Engineering giants BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce were also on the list, alongside UK retail stalwart John Lewis.
TfL, where frontline staff experience daily doses of commuter angst, particularly as the current train crisis in the south-east in the wake of the 20 May timetable changes continues, saw the news as affirmation of its customer-focused strategy.
Tricia Wright, chief people officer at TfL, said: “It’s great to be recognised as the best place to work for work-life balance, especially since the award is a result of feedback from people who have worked at TfL. In order to offer customers the best service possible, we believe that it is important to have a diverse workforce who feel valued.
“We have a range of opportunities that give staff better work-life balance, from flexible working, to staff network groups, including groups for parents and carers, where our staff can share their experiences and advice. Establishing a healthy work-life balance within any organisation is vital because it means staff will feel supported and motivated to fulfil their potential.”
Created in 2000 by the Greater London Authority, TfL runs the capital's tube, rail and bus networks and employs 27,000 people.
Indeed said its findings revealed that a good work-life balance incorporated good holiday allocation, sympathetic working hours and the ability to leave work at the offic