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[IWS] IES (UK): Top Employers for Working Families 2010 Awards and A-Z List Announced [19 October 2010]

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Stuart Basefsky
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Press Release 19 October 2010

Top Employers for Working Families 2010 Awards and A-Z List Announced


The search for family-friendly employers is over


Twelve outstanding UK organisations have today been announced as winners of the

Top Employers for Working Families 2010 awards and a further 30 have won recognition with a place on the

Top Employers for Working Families A-Z list.


To win an award or a place on the A-Z list, organisations had to demonstrate how they truly embed family-friendly working practices into their culture. With 40 per cent of the workforce having responsibilities for dependents – either children or parents – it is becoming increasingly important for organisations to recognise their employees’ personal commitments.


The awards, organised by the leading work-life charity Working Families, have been uniquely validated by independent human resource centre, the Institute for Employment Studies who created a rigorous assessment process. To ensure the highest degree of integrity and professionalism, the awards were also judged anonymously by an esteemed panel of judges comprising Professor Cary L Cooper, CBE, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School; Craig Jones MBE, Global Head of Diversity at Barclays Wealth; Mary Mercer, Principal Consultant, Institute for Employment Studies; and Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive, Working Families.


2010 Awards winners


Innovation Special Award: Citi

(Special Commendation: The Co-operative)


Best for Flexible Working: Centrica Plc

(Second place: American Express)


Best for Maternity: Ford Motor Company

(Second place: Citi; Special Commendation: Deutsche Bank)


Best for Fathers: Centrica Plc


Best for Carers/Dependent Care Support: Centrica Plc


Best Recruitment Policy for Parents and Carers: Plinkfizz Limited


Best for Career Progression for Parents and Carers: No winner

(Special Commendation: Henmans LLP)


Best Emergency Childcare: The Royal Bank of Scotland


Best Implementation of Childcare Voucher Scheme: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


Best in Financial Services Sector: Deutsche Bank


Best in Professional Services Sector: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


Best in Public Sector (central government & NHS): Department of Business, Innovation and Skills


Best SME (1 – 250 employees): Chwarae Teg




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