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 Freephone helpline 0800 028 3008 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 2019

The UK Family Friendly Employer Awards 2019 take place on Wednesday 16 October at Galgorm Resort & Spa, Co Antrim, where the winners will be announced at a gala lunch celebration.

Now in their 9th year, these Awards recognise those employers who provide and actively promote family friendly working policies.

More details can be found in our designated awards pages¬†or take a quick look at the video from last year’s awards ceremony below.