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The Benchmark – what is involved?

The Top Employers benchmark includes questions in the following areas:

  1. Integration with organisational strategy & culture                    
  • Measures to create a combined and coherent mission statement and culture regarding agile, smart and flexible working.
  • The extent of support and positivity for flexibility within the organisation, at senior levels, with line managers and company wide.
  • Key challenges and opportunities for progress.


  1. Policy                                                                                           
  • Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave and pay.
  • Parental leave and dependants leave and pay.
  • Short term, long term, formal, informal and ad hoc flexible working.
  • Measures to support wellbeing and staff training.
  • Recruitment policies.


  1. Consistent practice                                                                    
  • Internal and external communications about flexible benefits.
  • Transparency and fairness.
  • Methods of assessment and dealing with unconscious bias.
  • Line manager competencies and training.


  1. Evidence & statistics       
  • Records of staff working part time or flexibly – all patterns and types.
  • Recruitment, retention and progression of flexible workers and impact.
  • Turnover, staff satisfaction and impact.
  • Methods and uses of measurement


Please do contact employers@workingfamilies.org.uk for further details