2015 Top Employer Awards

Categories will hold the sixth Top Employer Awards to publicly recognise and celebrate those organisations that show a commitment to promoting work life balance, flexible working and diversity.

We are looking for organisations who understood the benefits, and see the positive business results, of responding to the needs of their employees around these issues. Research shows, for instance, that around 80% of employees will at some time in their working lives become parents.

The awards are free to enter. The aim is to celebrate and reward good practice and share it with others. A representative of each short-listed firm will be invited to the Awards presentation and networking event in November. Additional tickets can be purchased, but space is limited. Please contact us for more details.  

There are eight awards which are open to employers, one of which is also open to employees.

Top Employer Award

The winners of each category will be put forward for the Overall Top Employer Award, which is for employers who can demonstrate commitment to a range of policies and practices related to family support, women's career progression and flexible working. Entrants for each category who wish to be considered for the Overall Award are therefore advised to include an executive summary of their work in these areas if they have not already covered them in their submission.
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SME Top Employer Award

To be eligible for the SME award, organisations should be able to demonstrate a real commitment to work life balance practices.
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Talent Attraction Award

To be eligible to apply for the Talent Attraction Award, organisations should demonstrate that their recruitment process openly promotes flexible working.
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Innovation in Flexible Working Award

To be eligible for the Innovation Award, employers should demonstrate policies which are innovative and break new ground.
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Career Progression Award

To be eligible employers should demonstrate initiatives aimed at developing women's leadership potential, including women's networks, mentoring initiatives and return to work programmes.
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Family Support Award

To be eligible to apply for the Family Support Award, employers should demonstrate policies and practices which aim to make it easier to balance work and family life.
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Best for Dads Award

To be eligible for the Best for Dads Award, employers should demonstrate specific policies targeting dads, such as inclusive parenting networks, publications and outreach targeted around dad's rights.
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Working Mums Champion Award

This Award is for stand-out individuals whose efforts have made a big difference to working mums in their workplace.
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