Working Families' Best Practice Awards

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Working Families' Best Practice Awards


The Working Families’ Best Practice Awards are open

How will City organisations fare in 2018?

Could your organisation be a Working Families’ Best Practice Employer in 2018?  Working Families’ unique business awards for organisations who are building an exceptional flexible and employee-friendly working culture are now open.

Register now for your entry form.  Closing date 23rd April 2018


Will you join the many City employers which have previously been shortlisted for a Working Families’ award?  In 2017, Barclays, Berwin Leighton Paisner, EY, Grant Thornton, JP Morgan and Lloyds Banking Group all reached the finals in an outstanding field. Enter the awards for your opportunity to join the list of 2018 finalists. 


Showcase and celebrate your achievements by entering your flexible/agile working, work life and parent/carer support initiatives for the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards.  Tell us how your policies and practices are helping to build a flexible and employee-friendly working culture for all; how you are offering additional support to parents and carers; and how your initiatives are supporting career progression and increasing gender diversity and equality in your City workforce.


Winning an Award recognises best practice, innovation and sustainability as well as marking out winners as leaders in the field.  Entry is free and you can enter as many categories as you wish. Tell us about your winning policies and practices in the following categories:

  • Best for Mothers
  • Best for Fathers
  • Carers UK Best for Carers & Eldercare
  • Best Family Network NEW
  • Best for Diverse Families NEW
  • Best Innovation
  • Best for Flexible Recruitment
  • Government Equalities Office Best Returner Programme NEW
  • Best for Embedded Flexibility
  • Best Flexible Working Initiative
  • Best for Line Manager Support
  • Best Large Private Sector Employer
  • Best Small Private Sector Employer

At the launch of the 2018 Awards Sarah Jackson OBE, chief executive of Working Families said:

Working parents across the country tell us that they’re stalling their careers because they can’t get the balance they need for their families.  But many employers have already recognised that a more supportive and flexible work culture enables them to make the most of the potential of the UK’s 11 million working parents.  We want to showcase and celebrate the best practice which we know is happening in engaged, high-performing workplaces in all sectors, and look forward to being inspired by this year’s entries.”


How to enter

Register now to receive the entry form for all categories. Each award entry comprises two parts: some background questions to supplement your entry; and the narrative entry section, where you can tell us in your own words what makes your organisation stand out from others.


Read Working Families’ guidelines on entering - What makes a good entry?

You can read more about 2017’s winning entries here.


Entries must be received by close of business on 23rd April.




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