Being a Family Friendly Employer

It’s widely accepted that implementing family friendly policies in the workplace to support those with caring responsibilities (whether for children or older relatives) boosts staff loyalty and increases staff retention. Employees with dependants need support and flexibility in order to balance their work and family. When an organisation harnesses a family friendly ethos its employees feel understood and valued not just as employees but as parents, grandparents, siblings and grandchildren.

Helping your staff achieve a manageable work/life balance is key and we’re here to help employers. Our Family Benefits Advice Service offers employers a telephone helpline 028 9267 8200 and outreach service which provides help with implementing family friendly policies and navigating employment legislation. We offer advice and information relating to maternity, paternity, shared leave and guidance on family friendly policies.

Alternatively you can download our ‘Family Friendly Employer Guide’ or listen to industry experts below on the benefits of being a Family Friendly Employer and how to implement practical and low cost polices.

Being a Family Friendly Employer

Family Friendly Employer Awards

Employers For Childcare previously organised the UK Family Friendly Employer Awards, celebrating those employers from across the UK who go ‘above and beyond’ legal requirements to support their employees through the provision of family friendly working policies.

The most recently Family Friendly Employer Awards took place in 2019 and was attended by almost 200 HR professionals and business leaders.

More details can be found in our designated awards pages or watch the video below.