The Awards recognise employers both big and small who have embraced the business benefits of flexible working and have been proactive in seeking to recruit and retain talented staff, particularly working parents who want to combine successful careers with being a parent.
LATEST NEWS: The 2014 Awards are now open for entry. Entries can be made until Friday 18th July. The winners will be announced at an exclusive Awards ceremony and networking event in London in November 2014.
Overall Top Employer Award
Selected from the winners of the other Awards categories and representing the organisation deemed to have outstanding policies on work life balance, diversity and flexible working. More.
Innovation in Flexible Working Award
To be eligible for the Innovation Award, employers should demonstrate policies which are innovative in a particular sector or initiatives that break new ground. More.
Career Progression Award
To be eligible employers need to demonstrate initiatives aimed at developing women's leadership potential, including women's networks, mentoring initiatives and return to work programmes. More.
Best for Dads Award
For organisations showing specific policies targeting dads, such as inclusive parenting networks, publications and outreach targeted around dads' rights, shared parenting initiatives, and innovative policies on parental and paternity leave. More.
Talent Attraction Award
For organisations which can demonstrate that their recruitment process openly promotes flexible working. More.
Family Support Award
For organisations who demonstrate policies and practices which aim to make it easier to balance work and family life. More.
SME Award [split into sections for companies with up to 25 employees and up to 250 employees]
For small companies who can demonstrate a real commitment to work life balance practices which specifically help working parents, such as flexible working, support on return to work from maternity leave and career development for women and show how these are of benefit to the organisation. More
Working Mums Champion Award
This Award is for stand-out individuals whose efforts have made a big difference to working mums in their workplace. More.
Gillian Nissim, Founder of Workingmums.co.uk
Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director of Coaching & Consultancy at My Family Care
David Dunbar, Head of BT Flexible Working Services
Dr Clare Kelliher, Professor of Work and Organisation, Cranfield University
If you want information about how you can get involved in the 2014 Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards please contact Annika Williams or Arline Okin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8432 6094.