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

Employers For Childcare organises the UK Family Friendly Employer Awards, which take place each year in the autumn, and celebrate 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 2019 Awards took place in Galgorm Resort and Spa on Wednesday 16 October and were attended by almost 200 HR professionals and business leaders.

More details can be found in our designated awards pages or take a quick look at the video from the 2018 Awards ceremony below.