So, who in the UK is the best employer for working mums? An award ceremony was held earlier in October 2010 and . . . .(drum roll please) the winners are:
Winner of the Overall Top Employer award was Accenture, the global management consultancy specialist. It was praised by judges for making a strong business case for flexible working and for the way it measured its impact on company performance and staff commitment.
Winner of the Top Employers Award for Innovation went to professional services firm KPMG. The judges were impressed by KPMG's record on transition coaching, maternity coaching, women's networking and managing other colleagues’ perceptions and felt its approach was the most comprehensive and was a model of best practice.
The Top Employers Award for Commitment and Development, sponsored by Deloitte, went to Accenture. This award was in recognition of organisations which show ongoing commitment to developing policies which encourage work life balance. Accenture was judged to have gone out its way to engage women and implement flexible working, designing roles to fit the modern work force.
The Top Employers Award for Employee Engagement went to John Lewis. John Lewis was praised for its very comprehensive approach to continuous employee engagement which had led to increased staff motivation and commitment. In particular, they were impressed by how employee engagement fed into initiatives such as the summer camps, which made parents’ lives easier and improved their work/life balance.
The Top Employers Award for SMEs, sponsored by RBS went to HR180. The judges praised the human resources consultancy's overall commitment to flexible working and its promotion of the business case for flexible working.
(based on information in an article in stylist magazine)
Who would be your top employer for working mums?