I'm delighted to announce that we’ve entered into a partnership with Working Families; the leading work-life balance charity. Over the next two years we’ll work with them on a series of initiatives, the first of which will be to support their ‘Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark & Awards’ later this month. The awards aim to recognise excellence in organisations that go the extra mile to deliver positive working environments.
Families are at the heart of what we do at CVS and we’re really proud to be supporting Working Families because we have a common goal; to promote a family friendly workplace culture to help create a positive relationship between work and home life.
Across all industries, working parents have built up valuable skills that employers should strive to retain and a key way to achieve this is through flexible working and family-friendly policies.
A Department for Work and Pensions report found that of employers questioned, six in ten (61 per cent) said that their organisation offers flexible working practices to their staff. This was more likely to be the case amongst large organisations.
Flexible working offers real benefits to employers and employees alike; employers can retain a skilled and happier workforce and busy parents can more easily meet their commitments at work and at home.
Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families said: “Working Families is thrilled to be working with Computershare Voucher Services. Both our organisations share a real commitment to enabling parents to be dependable and high performing employees as well as present and engaged at home.”
Working Families works with parents, carers and employers to find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. The organisation helps employers to create workplaces which encourage a work-life balance for everyone.