American Express named one of Britain’s most family friendly employers

Published: 04 Oct 2017 By American Express

Working families awardAmerican Express named one of Britain’s most family friendly employers

Top Employers for Working Families are announced today by the work life balance charity Working Families

American Express has been named as an employer leading the way in building flexible, family friendly UK workplaces. Employers large and small from many sectors compete annually to gain a place on the list of Top Employers for Working Families.

The list is compiled by work life balance charity Working Families. Employers answer in-depth questions and are scored on four key areas to build a comprehensive picture of their flexible and family friendly working environment. These are: integration which looks at culture, attitude and how far flexibility has become embedded; policy which looks at the creation, development and deployment of flexibility; consistent practice which considers how well flexibility is supported and measurement and results which looks at the effects of flexibility on the organisation, and their ability to understand those effects.

Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families, said:

"Congratulations to American Express whose flexible, agile approach has earnt them a much-coveted place on 2017’s list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families. The annual benchmark provides a clear picture, not just of current practice, but also the evolving way in which organisations think about work life balance and flexible working."

“Flexibility is not just good for families, it makes perfect business sense.”

FULL LIST OF TOP 30 EMPLOYERS FOR WORKING FAMILIES 2017

Top 10 Employers for Working Families

  • American Express
  • Barclays Bank
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Southdown Housing

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The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark 2017

The Top 30 Employers for Working Families are announced at the National Work Life Week Conference on 2nd October in London.

The Top Employers for Working Families benchmark was established by Working Families in 2010The benchmark is UK-wide and open to all Working Families’ employer members.

The benchmark is a way for employers to see whether they are ahead or behind the curve in the development of flexible and family friendly working, and to get tailored feedback and next steps support from Working Families.  To register an interest in taking part in the 2018 benchmark contact events@workingfamilies.org.uk

To find out more about Working Families employer membership visit workingfamilies.org.uk/employers

National Work Life Week 2017

The Top 30 Employers for Working Families are announced during National Work Life Week. www.workingfamilies.org.uk/employers/national-work-life-week/

About Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s work life balance charity. We support and advocate on behalf of working parents and carers, and work with employers to create workplaces which encourage work life balance for everyone. Working Families provides a range of support for parents and carers, including through our legal advice service.

www.workingfamilies.org.uk

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