Research & publications

  • 2017 Modern Families Index summary report

    16 Jan 2017

    Key findings from the 2017 Modern Families Index - the most comprehensive survey of working parents in the UK

  • 2017 Modern Families Index full report

    16 Jan 2017

    The 2017 Modern Families Index - the most comprehensive survey of working parents in the UK

  • Benchmark Report 2016

    The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark Report

    4 Oct 2016

    The Working Families' Top Employers Benchmark measures the full range of flexible working and work-life balance practices used by Working Families' employer members, and how these are integrated into the organisation’s values, policies and culture.

  • Legal Advice Service 2015

    Striking a balance: the work of the Legal Advice Service in 2015

    7 Jul 2016

    Our Legal Advice Service provides support to working parents and carers on key employment rights including maternity and paternity leave and pay, negotiating a flexible working pattern, and using unpaid leave to deal with family commitments. Crucially, staff on the advice line coach callers on how to achieve the best solution for them and their […]

  • Top Employers Special Awards 2016

    Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards – the case studies

    13 Jun 2016

    Read the 22 finalists' case studies from the 2016 Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards.

  • The Scottish Top Employers for Working Families 2016

    18 Mar 2016

    Read about the winners and finalists in the six categories of the 2016 Scottish Top Employers for Working Families.

  • Modern Families Index 2016

    25 Jan 2016

    The Modern Families Index 2016 has now been published. Read the full report here.

  • Working Families Report

    Shared parental leave: the perspective from employers

    8 Jan 2016

    Shared parental leave is a new right allowing parents to combine work and care in the first year with their child in a new way. We surveyed employers for this report to get a feel for how the new policy is working. We found that shared parental leave has a lot of support and that many organisations are taking steps to help make it a success. Its still early days for this new type of leave but seven out of ten employers told us they expect take-up to rise in the future.

  • Top Employers benchmark report 2015

    The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark report 2015

    21 Sep 2015

    The Top Employers for Working Families benchmark report examines the key trends and findings from the 2015 benchmark. It includes the list of the top 10 and top 11-30 Top Employers for Working Families. The Top Employers benchmark is now in its sixth year (the fifth in its current format) and offers participants detailed insights […]

  • Top Employers Special Awards 2015

    The Top Employers for Working Families 2015 Special Awards Case Studies

    16 Jun 2015

    The 2015 Top Employers for Working Families Awards showcase some of the best and most innovative current practice that there is when it comes to family friendly and flexible working. Long established categories like motherhood and maternity are still hot topics as organisations refine and develop their policies, whilst innovation is strong as they think […]