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2017 Best Practice Awards Winners

The 2017 UK-wide Working Families Best Practice Awards were announced on 6th July 2017.

Read the case studies on the 2017 Working Families award winners and finalists and find out what they told us about their policies and practices.

WINNER: TURN IT ON

The Best for Embedded Flexibility award sponsored byDLG_final_logo

About the category.  We asked entrants the following:  Tell us how you have embedded flexibility into your organisation. What we mean by embedding flexible working is when working flexibly is regarded as ‘business as usual’, is taken up by both women and men, is found through all parts of the organisation and at all levels of employee from junior to senior.

 

WINNER: Alexander Mann Solutions

The Best for Flexible Working Initiative Award sponsored by 

About the category. We asked entrants the following: Tell us about any flexible or agile working initiatives or programmes that you have introduced. This might be a flexible working policy or programme that you have introduced in all or part of your organisation, or it might be an existing flexible working policy or guidelines that you have overhauled to improve effectiveness.

 

WINNER: Lloyds Banking Group

The Best for Flexible Recruitment Award

About the category. We asked entrants the following: Tell us how you incorporate flexible working into your recruitment activities. We are interested in how you ensure that prospective employees know that flexibility is an option when they apply for a job, and how roles are assessed for their flexible potential prior to recruitment.

 

WINNER: Highlands and Islands Enterprise

The Best for Carers and Eldercare Award sponsored byCarersUK_Logo_Lnd_CMYK_Pos

About the category. We asked entrants the following:

We are interested in innovative and effective ways of supporting employees with caring responsibilities, including eldercare.

 

WINNER: Dulas

The Best for All Stages of Motherhood Award sponsored by

About the category. We asked entrants the following: This is about mothers at all stages of their children’s lives. We are interested in motherhood from maternity and beyond until children leave home as young adults; and indeed, until they have children of their

own and mother becomes grandmother.

 

WINNER: Imperial College London

The Best For All Stages of Fatherhood Award sponsored by 

About the category. We asked entrants the following: This award is about your support for fathers at every stage of their children’s development. We are interested in your support for paternity and beyond until children leave home as young adults; and indeed, until they have children of their own and father becomes grandfather.

 

WINNER: Grant Thornton UK

The Innovation Award sponsored byao_logo_red_cmyk-2017

 

About the category. We asked entrants the following: Whether it’s a major initiative or one small action which has made the difference, we are looking for examples of innovation in building a flexible, high performance and family friendly organisation. Your initiative can be about flexible working, leave arrangements, communications strategies or childcare, or anything that supports the engagement and performance in your workplace of employees with family and/or other caring responsibilities.

 

Best in Sector

The Best Large Private Sector Employer Award – WINNER: Lloyds Banking Group

The Best Small Employer Award – WINNER: Brand Learning

The Best Public Sector Employer Award – WINNER: West Dunbartonshire Council

The Best Third Sector Employer Award – WINNER: Inspiring Scotland

 

Read the case studies on the 2017 Working Families award winners and finalists and find out what they told us about their policies and practices.