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Finalists Revealed for the Working Families Best Practice Awards 2022

 Work-life balance charity Working Families has announced the shortlist for its 2022 Best Practice Awards. The awards celebrate employers whose stand-out cultures and working practices are leading the way in flexible and employee-friendly workplaces.  
 
Now in their thirteenth year, Working Families’ Best Practice Awards showcase and celebrate employers who are offering flexibility for all their people and going above and beyond in their support for parents and carers.  

The winners will be announced at an awards event at Vintner’s Hall on 8 June 2022, with the official event partner Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions.
  
Employers from a diverse range of sectors from across the UK have competed to catch the judges’ attention in ten categories. The shortlisted organisations are:  

Best Practice awards Best for Mothers – sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada

Fragomen LLP
Macfarlanes LLPUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Best for Fathers

British Army
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 
Wates Group

Best for Carers & Eldercare   


North East London NHS Foundation Trust 
Phoenix Group

Best Family Network

Bank of England
Santander
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield


Best for Mental Health & Wellbeing - sponsored by Investors in People


Arnold Clark 
Northern Lighthouse Board 
Santander

Best for Flexible Working 

People Untapped 
SF Recruitment 
Telescope Group

Best for Flexible Recruitment

Hill Dickinson LLP
Slalom
SF Recruitment

 

Best Small Employer

SenseOn Tech
SF Recruitment
TPP Recruitment

Best for All Families – sponsored by Fastn

Santander
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Wates Group

Guest Award – Best for Supporting Fertility and Pathways to Parenthood – sponsored by Fertifa

Bank of England
British Army
NatWest Group

 

Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive of Working Families and chair of the judging panel said: 


“We're thrilled to have had so many impressive entries to select from this year. A massive congratulations to our finalists, who come from across the board but who are all leading the way in creating supportive working cultures and showing what successful flexible working can look like.”

“It's so encouraging that, as we emerge from the pandemic, so many employers are responding to the evidence that flexibility doesn't just work, it can work better. Our remarkable finalists are helping to highlight the benefits of family-friendly policies and cultures for everyone. They have found solutions that work both for the employees and the business, and are reaping the rewards of a more productive, more engaged workforce.”

Denise Priest, Director of Employer and Strategic Partnerships at Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions, said:

“We’re proud to partner with Working Families for this year’s Best Practice Awards. These awards are deeply connected to what we do as for more than 30 years we have been delivering innovative work and family solutions, helping families and employers look forward to a brighter future. It’s a fantastic platform to recognise UK employers whose stand-out cultures and practices demonstrate that they understand that all employees perform better if the organisation supports their work-life balance. Research shows that life is becoming more stressful, not less, so let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the employers who are helping to reduce some of the emotional load for their working parents.”

 
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