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We’re ranked in the Top 10 workplaces for the 5th successive year.

On Monday 21 September we hosted the "Top Employers for Working Families Best Practice Showcase" in our auditorium in 2 New Street Square. We were also named in the Top 10 Employers for Working Families for the fifth consecutive year.

The event kicked-off National Work Life Balance Week, which aimed to highlight the benefits of facilitating the well-being and work-life balance of employees, so that they are engaged, motivated and productive at work.

Emma Codd, our Managing Partner for Talent joined Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive, Working Families to welcome over 100 delegates to the all-day event, which showcased best practice examples and engaged attendees in workshops and panel sessions on how different firms are embedding agile working. Emma also returned to the stage later in the afternoon to give a presentation about the success of our double-award winning Time Out programme which enables employees to request a four-week block of unpaid leave each year.

We also received top-ten recognition in the Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark. The annual awards recognise employers who support the work-life balance of employees and take into account the responses to a benchmark survey covering a number of categories including the quality of flexible working and work-life integration policies and programmes. The top organisations are not ranked, but presented as a list of the companies that scored highest in the marking. Other companies recognised this year include American Express, Barclays, Centrica, Citi, and EY.

It is the fifth consecutive time we have been included in top ten, having previously been listed in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It also follows a Working Families Special award for our WorkAgility Time Out programme and recognition as a pioneer for our decision to offer Shared Parental Leave at an enhanced rate that we received earlier in the year. The award was collected by Kate Hamshar and Nick Allen, co-leads of our Deloitte Working Families Network, and Caroline Hunt, HR director.

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