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A Working Families membership for employers will give you the tools, guides and policies you need to implement agile, flexible and family-friendly business practices. 

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Why become a member?

Employers from all sectors realise that they need to provide new ways of working in order to attract and retain the best talent.

Our membership scheme works for all types of organisations, regardless of size, maturity, and working dynamic. Members have access to a wealth of information, support from experts, and easily accessible toolkits designed to help you to create a new culture and shift mindset and behaviours so you can embed a flexible, high performing workforce within your business.

Establishing a good work life balance is good for business

In today’s challenging economic climate, it’s crucial for organisations – big and small – to consider effective and innovative ways of working. Family/employee-friendly policies and an agile approach to work are key tools to maximise talent potential, increase engagement, raise productivity, improve morale, reduce your employee turnover and create equality in your workplace.

Working Families can work for you

With over 40 years’ experience, Working Families has a unique understanding of what it takes to be an inclusive, agile organisation. We work with employers to increase their performance by maximising employee potential. We work with line managers to change mindsets and behaviours and we help employers to support their employees at all life stages. We push the boundaries of understanding through internationally renowned research and we work with government and policy makers on shaping legislation, policy and practice.

Let us help you to:

  • Increase gender diversity & equality in your talent pipeline.
  • Increase line manager capability.
  • Increase engagement and performance of all your people.
  • Achieve the business savings of an agile and engaged workforce.

What does membership include?

For a full breakdown of what is included see our Membership packages.

Support of a dedicated Relationship Manager

Your Relationship Manager will provide advice and support on embedding flexible/agile working and supporting parents and carers, and will ensure you leverage all the benefits of membership. So whether you want us to review and make recommendations on your policies, provide tailored advice on how to achieve your HR / D&I targets and objectives, or share best practice examples from your own or other sectors, Working Families can help you.

Entry into the Working Families’ Member Benchmark

All members have access to the Working Families’ benchmark – a diagnostic tool analysing all aspects of flexible/agile working for all employees and specific support for parents and carers.

Completing the benchmark will demonstrate how to become a family/employee-friendly, high-performing organisation. It will highlight your strengths and achievements and pinpoint areas for further action – enabling you to identify your priorities for your ongoing people strategy. The in-depth bespoke analysis and feedback illustrates whether you are ahead of, or behind, the curve on each question and the recommendations will help you make the case internally for change.

Benchmark entrants are entered into our annual ranking of Top 30 Employers.

  • The Working Families’ benchmark is an independent survey that comprehensively measures all aspects of our policies and practices around agile working.

Support and advice

Leverage the expert advice and experience of your Relationship Manager who will help you to embed flexible/agile ways of working and who will advise you on maximising the potential of mothers, fathers and carers.


Discover what best practice looks like by accessing the Top Employer Awards case studies and refine your business case by using our online toolkit. Keep up-to-date with the latest research, legislative updates, guides, tools and templates and a bi-monthly employer newsletter. Find out about flexible recruitment including how to make the most of our Happy to Talk Flexible Working strapline.

Events & webinars

Network with and be inspired by your peers at our insightful and leading-edge events and briefings. Enable the Chairs of your employee networks to attend our Network Chair lunches where they can share ideas, best practice and solutions to common challenges with other Chairs.


Demonstrate your commitment to being a best practice employer by displaying your membership logo, sharing your achievements by completing the benchmark and hosting and speaking at our events.

Help to shape policy

Participate in leading-edge research and influence UK policy development by commenting on legislative proposals through our links with government and policy makers.

Training & consultancy

Working Families’ Training and Consultancy can help you to develop a sustainable, high-performing, family/employee-friendly organisation which enables every employee to give their best at every life stage.

Benefit from our unrivalled experience and expertise and let us help you build a thriving and agile organisation, fit to succeed now and far into the future. Contact us to ask about our training packages for line managers and for employees, and how our consultancy support can help you achieve your business and people objectives.

Find out more about our Membership packages

See a breakdown of our Membership costs

  • This year marks our ten-year anniversary of benchmarking with Working Families. For the last decade it has been a useful tool in ensuring that we support our workforce to allow them to have a positive work life balance. At times, the benchmarking challenges our thinking and provides opportunities to further development of our policies and processes. The networking events and support that comes along with the benchmarking are also excellent resources.

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