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Lloyds TSB included in Top Employers for families list

Work-life balance charity Working Families have published its first list of employers that do most to support their working parents and carers. As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations in 2009  Working Families has launched an inaugural list of the best of the best family-friendly employers from the last three decades.   The list is a partner initiative of the UK’s first ever National Family Week (25th – 31st May), and its founder sponsors are My Family Care and Ernst & Young.

After many years of campaigning for family-friendly workplaces and 19 years of running the Working Families Employer Awards, the charity is publishing the definitive list of Top Employers for working families.  The world of work has changed enormously since 1979, and these are the organisations whose initiative and example has made positive change happen for working families. 

Winners have shown leadership in one or more of the following areas:  flexible working, childcare provision, maternity and/or paternity policy and help with eldercare responsibilities.

The employers which have been selected from a final shortlist by the panel of expert judges are:  (A-Z, not ranked)

  • Accenture (UK) Limited
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • American Express UK
  • B&Q
  • Britannia Building Society
  • BT
  • Centrica plc
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Halcrow
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds TSB Bank plc
  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • Ministry of Justice
  • National Health Service (represented by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • National Grid plc
  • Nationwide Building Society

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Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive of Working Families said:

“The number and calibre of nominations we have had has clearly demonstrated the significance of this list and the importance of family-friendly employment policies.   Our Top 20 are employers whose innovation and farsighted practice have brought them business success and created the flexible and engaging workplaces which working parents and carers really need”.

Fiona Cannon, group equality and diversity director at Lloyds TSB, said:

“The need to juggle commitments both at home and at work is a reality of modern life, so adopting flexible policies is essential to retaining talented and experienced employees. We’ve worked hard to create a culture that enables working parents to balance their caring responsibilities with the demands of their role and it’s great to have this achievement recognised by Working Families.  

Cannon continues: In recent years, Lloyds TSB has been very vocal about the need for flexibility in the workplace. We want to put out a message to our current and prospective employees and our customers, that family friendly practices are very much part of our DNA.”  

To find out more about the winners:

www.topemployersforworkingfamilies.org.uk

posted by, Asif Yusuf

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