Benchmarked Employers and Best Practice
The great news about being interested in flexible working right now is that two companies have done allot of the hard work for you. TimeWise and Working Families are two amazing UK organizations that not only provide great advice on flexible working, and some recruitment tools, they also work hard to benchmark UK organisations, provide examples of best practice and highlight some great role models. While both are mainly focused on improving the lot of the working parent their benchmarking and advice is invaluable whatever your circumstances.
It is important to note that both organisations are in effect employer membership communities so they only benchmark/highlight their members, which can mean that some SME's and NGO's who may in fact be undertaking best practice may not be represented as they haven't signed up. Also many corporations are not members but that does not mean they are not undertaking best practice.
Another membership organisation that is valuable to know about is City Parents. This London centric membership organisation is open to both employees and employers with the focus on finding a work life balance while progressing a corporate career. Even if your employer does not sign up you can still access their high quality forums and speaker events at a relatively modest cost by becoming a free employee member. They also provide a low cost mentoring service for parents looking to maintain a progressive corporate career.
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