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  • Yorkshire Building Society – Commended 2018, Best Flexible Working Intiative Award

    20 Jun 2018

    Yorkshire Building Society launched its Finding the Balance (FTB) programme in May 2017, bringing together and updating policies on family friendly, flexible and agile ways of working.   Flexibility is a ‘day one’ right for all staff, who are actively encouraged to ‘work wherever you want’ if practical and desired.  Enhanced – Parental Leave has been […]

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  • UBS – Finalist 2018, Government Equalities Office Best Returners Programme Award

    20 Jun 2018

    The UBS Career Comeback program recruits people who’ve taken a career break – and hires them straight into permanent roles.  All 67 people hired so far, since 2016, have remained with the firm.  Each year’s cohort kicks off with a two-week on boarding program. Participants take part in group coaching sessions and benefit from ongoing […]

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  • UBS

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? Subject to the mother qualifying for additional maternity leave. 52 weeks leave, 26 weeks enhanced full paid, 13 weeks SMP only, 13 weeks no pay. What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? Matching SPL to […]

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  • TSB

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? Maternity Leave Period Occupational Maternity Pay for colleagues eligible for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) Occupational Maternity Pay for colleagues receiving Maternity Allowance (MA) Weeks 1 to 6 (first six weeks) 100% of ‘average weekly earnings’ This includes 90% higher rate SMP plus 10% OMP […]

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  • The Royal Bank of Canada

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 10 weeks full pay < 52 weeks service at the 15th week before EWC, 20 weeks full pay > 52 weeks service at the 15th week before EWC What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? […]

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  • Societe Generale

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? Employees qualify for enhanced maternity pay once they have completed 6 months continuous service by the first day of their EWC. Enhanced maternity pay is paid at the same rate as basic salary (inclusive of any SMP) for the first 18 weeks of maternity […]

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  • Santander UK – Commended 2018, Cityparents Best Family Network Award

    20 Jun 2018

    Santander know that many of its colleagues are parents and carers with responsibilities outside their roles at Santander. They also know it can sometimes be challenging to successfully manage everything, without making compromises and difficult choices.  The Santander UK Parents & Carers network brings together colleagues who want to share or learn from experiences of […]

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  • Santander, Finalist 2016, The Centrica Best for Modern Families Award

    26 Aug 2016

    Key features Santander has introduced an early extension of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) to grandparents, a scheme that is widely believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. Grandparents will now receive the same benefits as women on maternity leave and partners taking SPL, with 16 weeks of full pay provided Santander […]

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  • RBS, Finalist 2014, The DTCC Best for Innovation Award

    20 Jan 2015

    RBS is a UK centred bank and is committed to flexible working, understanding that it brings with it customer and business benefits as well as helping individual employees achieve a good work–life fit. But in order to ensure that its flexible working programmes were successful, RBS realised that it needed to help employees feel confident […]

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  • RBS

    24 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 12 weeks full pay (enhanced SMP) plus 27 weeks SMP What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? 2 weeks compulsory maternity pay or 2 weeks paternity (full pay) followed by 10 weeks enhanced Statutory Shared […]

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  • Northern Trust, Winner 2012, The Lexington Gray Best for Flexible Working Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Founded in 1889 and headquartered in Chicago, Northern Trust is a financial services company employing 1,400 across Europe, Middle East and Africa. (EMEA).  Like many organisations, they have a suite of flexible working policies on offer, but they recognise that it is the day-to-day uptake and use of these policies which is the real test […]

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  • Northern Trust, Finalist 2014, The E-ON Best for Engagement Award

    20 Jan 2015

    Northern Trust has a longstanding commitment to care for its employees. To this end, the Company has established a flexible working and family-friendly culture that respects and supports work-life balance. In 2012, responses to the Employee Engagement Survey suggested areas for possible enhancement, so it became one of Northern Trust’s three global priorities. Additionally, following […]

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  • Morgan Stanley – Finalist 2018, The Government Equalities Office Best Returner Programme Award

    20 Jun 2018

    Morgan Stanley’s ‘Return to Work’ programme operates globally in six locations and has strong sponsorship from senior management.  It has yielded favourable results of full time hires with over 60% of global participants securing permanent opportunities following the programme.   The 12-week paid internship places participants in businesses that complement their skills and experience. Regular training […]

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  • Lloyds Banking Group, Winner 2017, Best Large Private Sector Employer

    14 Jul 2017

    Enhancements offered for all family leave Proactive support for flexibility in recruitment processes Launched a colleague network for parents and carers Lloyds Banking Group puts flexible work at the heart of its business, focusing on agile workers, parents and carers. Agile working is key to the Group’s strategy. Over a third of employees work in […]

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  • Lloyds Banking Group, Winner 2017, Best for Flexible Recruitment Award

    14 Jul 2017

    Job advertisements are specific about the types of flexible working that are possible in the role. Role design and agile hiring toolkit for line managers launched Massive technology investment to support agility Lloyds Banking Group has extended its agile approach into the hiring process. The bank has worked with candidates and managers to enhance advertising […]

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  • Lloyds Banking Group – Winner 2018, Best Large Private Sector Employer Award

    20 Jun 2018

    Lloyds Banking Group has integrated family friendly working throughout its business. From being up-front about flexibility in job adverts and offering enhanced maternity and Shared Parental Leave to facilitating an enormous employee support network and running a successful programme for people returning to work after a career break, its family friendly polices permeate everything it does.  […]

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  • Lloyds Banking Group, Finalist 2016, The Innovation Award

    26 Aug 2016

    Key features Lloyds Banking Group has sought to really embed flexibility across the organisation by taking an innovative approach to agile working The Getting Smart about Agile Working campaign reaches across the business from more inclusive job advertising to agile working assessments for business areas to reducing travel initiatives. The company is receiving more than […]

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  • Lloyds Banking Group, Finalist 2014, The DTCC Best for Innovation Award

    20 Jan 2015

    With just over 91,000 employees working from multiple head office and branch sites across the UK and overseas,business travel plays an important part of Lloyds Banking Group’s operations. In June 2011 Lloyds Banking Group launched No Travel Week; an initiative introduced to reduce the cost of business travel by actively encouraging staff to avoid all […]

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  • Lloyds Banking Group

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 7 weeks at 100% of basic salary and allowances 20 weeks at 50% of basic salary and allowances 12 weeks at the statutory rate What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? There are 52 weeks […]

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  • JP Morgan, Finalist 2017, The Deloitte Best for all stages of Motherhood Award

    17 Jul 2017

    Senior steering committee set up to review the maternity support offered and how it can be strengthened. Maternity buddy programme expanded, sitting alongside coaching and line manager training. Quarterly returner lunches for those back from leave, plus re-entry programme for women out of the workforce for two or more years – 100 per cent of […]

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  • JP Morgan

    24 Jun 2015

    J.P. Morgan has introduced shared parental leave to enable mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work in the first year after their child is born or placed with them for adoption. This represents an opportunity to reflect our organisational values and promote inclusiveness, by encouraging a culture that supports […]

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  • J.P. Morgan, Finalist 2016, The Cityparents Best for All Stages of Motherhood Award

    26 Aug 2016

    Key features Comprehensive support for mothers from all grades and from day one of employment. Paid-for emergency childcare support Training for managers to ensure they are equipped to support women as they approach maternity leave and return from it. An 18 week returners programme to support women who have had extended leave from the financial […]

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  • J.P. Morgan, Finalist 2016, The Centrica Best for Modern Families Award

    26 Aug 2016

    Key features A wide ranging approach to diversity covering recruitment, employee networks, provision of faith rooms and support for those on global assignments. Investment in modern families, providing private medical insurance that subsidises fertility treatment as well as investing in staff networks. Staff networks are taken seriously and respected with nearly 40 per cent of […]

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  • Deutsche Bank, Winner 2011, the Best for Mothers Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Having introduced a maternity coaching programme in 2008, Deutsche Bank has seen this benefit grow in popularity year on year. The coaching is not only offered to pregnant women, but also to all managers of women going on maternity leave. For women, the coaching program is designed to support a successful transition from and back […]

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  • Citi, Winner 2013, The National Grid Best for all Stages of Fatherhood Award

    20 Jan 2015

    Sector: Finance Location: London Employees: 8,000 Citi has had a specific strategy to support new fathers for a number of years. The company has a well developed Parents network with over 1500 members, and this network comprises a really good proportion of both fathers and mothers. This network enjoys senior sponsorship and provides a full […]

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  • Citi, Winner 2012, The National Grid Best for Innovation Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Citi is a large banking group employing over 8,500 people in the UK. The company has had well-developed flexible policies for a decade, but like many organisations, take-up of flexibility has been variable. Citi has identified that the manager’s attitude to flexible working is the key component into whether flexible work arrangements succeed or fail.  […]

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  • Citi, Joint Winner 2012, Best for Fathers Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Citi is a large global banking group, who employ more than 8,500 people in the UK, of whom 6,000 are men. A number of years ago the Bank recognised that men were less likely to connect with information held on the intranet about policies and opportunities around fatherhood than were mothers. In 2009 Citi launched […]

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  • Citi, Highly Commended 2016, The Innovation Award

    26 Aug 2016

    Key features For the introduction of the right to take Shared Parental Leave Citi formed partnerships, gathered and analysed data, communicated extensively and ensured senior management buy in was informed and genuine. Profiling their employee parent base helped Citi understand what appetite there might be for SPL and from this make accurate projections. A dedicated […]

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  • Citi, Commended 2014, The Cityfathers Best for All Stages of Fatherhood Award

    20 Jan 2015

    Citi has a well-established strategy to support new fathers, part of the bank’s policy of support for parents throughout their careers. They have an excellent track record of working with fathers, and have targeted initiatives to close the cultural gap that can make it harder for fathers than mothers in the workplace. In 2009 Citi […]

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  • Citi, Commended 2012, The Best for Mothers Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Citi is a large global banking group, employing more than 8,500 people in the UK. The bank has, for the last decade, aimed to provide a high level of maternity support: policy to safeguard maternity leavers’ annual compensation reviews, back-up emergency childcare, childcare vouchers, an on-site BUPA health centre, a tailored Employee Assistance Programme, and […]

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  • Citi

    1 Jul 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? Basic rate of (full) pay for up to 26 weeks What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? Basic rate of (full) pay for up to 26 weeks. Entitled to up to 50 weeks leave (mother […]

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  • Barclays, Winner 2013, The My Family Care Best for all Stages of Motherhood Award

    20 Jan 2015

    Sector: Finance Location: All UK Employees: 73,383 Barclays has a comprehensive, inclusive and well-resourced suite of support for mothers. With full leadership support from the top of the organisation, Barclays is committed to helping women to reach their full potential. This commitment is visible throughout the company. Careers sites clearly demonstrates support for working parents. […]

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  • Barclays, Winner 2016, The Direct Line Group Best for Embedded Flexibility Award

    26 Aug 2016

    Key features Thoroughly embedded flexibility born out of listening to staff and colleagues. Barclays has moved from a point where flexibility was available to everyone for personal reasons to a point were dynamic working is how Barclays achieves its business. Support is available for whole teams to develop dynamic working together. In the future, Barclays […]

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  • Barclays plc, Finalist 2014, The National Grid Best for Flexible Working Award

    20 Jan 2015

    Barclays’ aim is to foster an organisational culture where flexible working is recognised, appreciated and valued, because it sees the benefits it brings in productivity, responsiveness to customer and client needs and the attraction and retention of talent. Flexible working is seen as standard practice, and employees have a comprehensive suite of working patterns, including […]

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  • Barclays – Commended 2018, Cityparents Best for Innovation Award

    20 Jun 2018

    Managers coaching peers on ways to manage Dynamic Working discussions and requests was crucial in embedding more agile and flexible ways of working within Barclays.   In these clinics, the managers running the session for other managers talk about Dynamic Working in a collegiate environment. They share why they believe in Dynamic Working, the benefits, the […]

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  • Barclays – Winner 2018, Cityparents Best Family Network Award

    20 Jun 2018

    More than 3,200 employees are members of Barclays’ Working Families Network, which hosts a multitude of support sessions and fun events throughout the year. Covering mass appeal topics and niche areas, parents are able to utilise their work place and colleagues to support family life.  Key Points 3,258 members of Working Families Network 40% membership […]

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  • Barclays – Finalist 2018, Best for Line Manager Support Award

    20 Jun 2018

    More than 4,000 line managers have attended dedicated clinics on Dynamic Working, which is Barclays’ company-wide programme to promote agile and flexible working. The clinics allow managers to ask questions of peers about managing dynamically working teams and colleagues.  Managers also benefit from employee relations experts if they need assistance, solutions, guidance or coaching through […]

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  • Barclays – Winner 2018, Best for Embedded Flexibility Award

    20 Jun 2018

    Dynamic Working is Barclays’ ongoing programme to get the best from employees and teams. From recruitment adverts and onboarding processes, to a rolling programme of line manager training and continuous communication about the success of dynamic working for colleagues across the business, it is driving measurable change in how employees work.  Key Points Around 60 […]

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  • Barclays, Finalist 2017, The Deloitte Best for all stages of Motherhood Award

    17 Jul 2017

    To increase retention, Barclays introduced a programme of support from pre-post maternity, including workshops, networking, briefing packs for employees and managers, KIT sessions. A mentoring tool was developed as a platform for career development discussions and dedicated portal Woman@Barclays created to bring together support resources. Dynamic (flexible) working campaign to reduce discrimination by promoting flexibility […]

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  • Barclays, Finalist 2017, The Allen & Overy Innovation Award

    17 Jul 2017

    Welcome back to work programme offering 12-week placements for senior women who have taken a multi-year career break and want to explore ways of getting back into the working world. Direct channel to recruit high potential senior women from a previously-overlooked talent pool. Six initial placements led to four extended contracts and five seeking permanent […]

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  • Barclays, Finalist 2012, The Lexington Gray Best for Flexible Working Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Barclays is a large bank employing over 140,000 people globally. Since 2002 they have made flexible working available to all staff, as part of a business wide focus on attracting and retaining talent. The drivers to promoting flexibility have been numerous: strengthening employee engagement; becoming a destination ‘employer of choice’; improving female retention and career […]

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  • Barclays Bank PLC

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? Our maternity/adoption pay is not contractual. Our policy provides the following 26 weeks service (at 15th week before EWC)  – 26 weeks at 100% of normal pay plus 13 weeks statutory pay Less than 26 weeks service (at 15th weeks before EWC)  – 6 […]

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  • Barclays Bank, Finalist 2015, The Santander Best New Flexible Working Initiative

    16 Jun 2015

    Barclays has made its belief in flexible working real through a wholesale commitment to change. Its year-long Dynamic Working Campaign (DWC),  developed in 2014, recognised that people have many roles throughout each life stage, at home and at work, and need time, flexibility and energy to fulfil them all. DWC has developed a culture where […]

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  • Barclays Bank, Finalist 2015, The DTCC Best for Innovation Award

    16 Jun 2015

    Barclays recognises the importance of enabling colleagues to grow their careers while they grow their families. Feedback from employees after a bespoke event on maternity and paternity was the catalyst for their innovative ‘Stay in Touch’ app that helps those out of the business on maternity or parental leave to feel connected. At the event, […]

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  • American Express, Winner 2014, The E-ON Best for Engagement Award

    20 Jan 2015

    At American Express, flexible working is central to employee engagement: the business understands the challenges employees face with balancing work, family and other personal commitments. Over the last year, it has reviewed its policies on flexible working to reflect changes in legislation, and has gone a step further by creating an alternative working policy under […]

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  • American Express

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 20 weeks full pay What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? 20 weeks full pay – if taken within the first 20 weeks of when the mother commences her maternity/adoption leave Does contractual pay have […]

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  • American Express, Finalist 2014, The National Grid Best for Flexible Working Award

    20 Jan 2015

    American Express has taken the approach that flexible working is business as usual, and that it isn’t simply an optional add-on. Flexibility, in its view, is a necessity to help employees work to their full potential. American Express has developed a programme, BlueWork, that integrates flexible working into the core culture of the company. It […]

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  • American Express, Commended 2015, The Centrica Best for Flexible Working Award

    16 Jun 2015

    American Express (AmEx) has taken a multi-stranded approach to ensuring flexible working is, as it suggests, “embedded into its very DNA”. It is clearly outlined in formal policies, and accompanying leader guides have been created to support the implementation and understanding of these policies. Training on how to manage flexible working requests is also available […]

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  • American Express, Commended 2013, The Best for Engagement Award

    20 Jan 2015

    Sector: Finance Location: UK Employees: 6,200 American Express drives employee engagement through its stated desire to develop a flexible, diverse and inclusive working culture. To ensure that this goal is reflected throughout the whole organisation the financial services company embeds flexibility, diversity and inclusivity in its strategies and policies. Employee engagement is measured annually through […]

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