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.
The 2013 Awards are now open for entry (entry is free). Entry deadline is 12th July 2013, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Central London in November 2013.
Overall Top Employer Award
Selected from the winners of the other award 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 employers should demonstrate specific policies and practices related to flexible working which are truly innovative and break new ground, whether that be in a particular industry or in general. 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.
Click here to download entry forms. Questions? Please contact us.
Gillian Nissim, Founder of Workingmums.co.uk
Andy Lake, Editor of Flexibility.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 require more information on the 2013 Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards, including how you can become involved as a sponsor or partner, please contact Annika Williams or Arline Wilkins at email@example.com or call 020 8432 6094.