The Working Families Benchmark
The 2023/4 Benchmark is now open for entries. The deadline for submissions is 31st July 2024.
Exceed the standard with the Working Families benchmark
How does your organisation measure up when it comes to family-friendly working? The benchmark is a tool that helps you understand where your organisation is, and where it could be, in supporting parents and carers. By evaluating your policies and practices, the benchmark recognises the progressive measures in place and suggests opportunities to develop further, to enable your workforce to thrive and your organisation be where the best want to work.
Why take part in the benchmark?
As the world of work becomes ever-more flexible, it is important to know if what you’re doing is working, and what best practice family-friendly working looks like. In a competitive labour market, you want to know whether you’re ahead, in line with, or behind the curve and how you stack up against other organisations. Plus, when you know what the gold standard looks like, you can make moves to get there, or beyond.
Available exclusively to our members, the benchmark is a rigorous tool that looks at different areas of work including policy, practices and culture, to see what you’re doing well, and what possibilities there are for development. You’ll be able to see how you compare to other organisations in the benchmark, some of the most progressive in the UK, and you could earn the title of Top 30 Employer for Working Families when we publish our top-ranking employers. See how one of our members has benefitted.
What does the benchmark look at?
The benchmark evaluates all aspects of flexible and family-friendly working:
- Support for parents and carers
- Wellbeing and the work life balance of all employees
- Culture and attitudes to work-life balance and flexible working practice
- Line manager support
- Communications strategies
- Depth of support from senior managers and across the business
- Flexible/agile working
- Flexible recruitment
- Measuring impact of your flexible and family friendly policies
If you’d like to find out more about the benchmark, you can watch our dedicated webinar below. Alternatively, one of our team would be happy to help, and can also advise you about membership options. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
Please fill out this form to receive full details about taking part in the benchmark.