Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland has been named as an employer leading the way in building a flexible, family friendly workplace in the UK and Scotland.
The top 30 list is compiled by work life balance charity Working Families. Employers answer in-depth questions and are scored on four key areas to build a comprehensive picture of their flexible and family friendly working environment.
ILF Scotland gained its place on the list of Top Employers for Working Families by showcasing its flexible approach to work. ILF Scotland allows any employee to work flexibly, no matter what their individual circumstances, to ensure a healthy work-life balance. Staff are also given the option of working from home whenever they need to.
The organisation has also established a number of family-friendly working policies, which includes time off for dependents, flexible working, flexitime and 26 weeks full pay for staff taking Shared Parental Leave or Maternity Leave. In addition, ILF Scotland has also introduced a policy for four weeks full pay for those taking Paternity Leave, as well as an attractive adoption policy, which was implemented within the first year of operation.
Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families, said:
‘Congratulations to ILF Scotland whose flexible, agile approach has earned them a much-coveted place on 2017’s list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families. The annual benchmark provides a clear picture, not just of current practice, but also the evolving way in which organisations think about work life balance and flexible working. Flexibility is not just good for families, it makes perfect business sense.”
Harvey Tilley, Chief Operating Officer (COO), stated:
“We are delighted to be announced as one of the UK’s most family friendly employers. When establishing the organisation, we decided a family friendly culture was important for staff. At ILF Scotland we believe it is important to offer flexibility to all staff no matter what their individual circumstances are.
This approach has undoubtedly led to a high level of success and efficiency in the organisation with a motivated and happy staff team. I believe our approach is highly effective and I will always champion family friendly working!”
You can find more information about the Top 30 Employers for Working Families and view the full list here.