Has your organisation introduced ‘granny leave’ or initiatives to encourage more men to work flexibly?
The Working Families Employer of the Year Awards 2004, launched today, are designed to reward innovation and creative thinking in work-life balance and spread the word on best practice.
Perhaps you could apply for the Family Friendly Award, Scottish Employer of the Year Award, or the Carers in Employment Award – this not only includes the now famous ‘granny leave’, but also leave for employees who look after other family members, partners or friends who are ill, frail or have a disability.
There is also a new Men at Work Award, sponsored by Comet, for organisations who are actively developing policies to support their male employees who also have responsibilities as dads, granddads and carers.
Tom Barry, Comet Deputy Managing Director, Operations said: “As an employer of a predominantly male workforce, Comet are keen to recognise and support its own male employees as dads, grandads and carers. The Men at Work Award gives us a great opportunity to encourage and inspire other organisations to work alongside us and explore the benefits of a more enlightened approach to ‘Men at Work’ – which by definition, will undoubtedly impact positively on the wider family unit.”
Working Families is also running its own Innovation Award for cutting edge initiatives which have made a real difference to how organisations perform.
Organisations of all sizes and in all sectors can apply for one or more awards, as they wish. The closing date for entries to the Employer of the Year Awards is 16 July 2004.
Employers of the Year 2003