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LSE shortlisted for Top Employers for Working Families Special Award

Work-life-balanceThe London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has today (Monday 1 June) been shortlisted for the annual Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards.

Awarded by Working Families, the UK’s leading work-life organisation, the awards celebrate and showcase the policies and practices of employers who offer exceptional flexible and family-friendly workplaces. This year, LSE has been shortlisted for two awards: the Citymothers best for all stages of motherhood award, and the Cityfathers best for all stages of fatherhood award.

This is not the first time LSE has been recognised for its family-friendly policies. In 2014, the School was awarded certification in the Top 10 Employers for Working Families for the second time.

work-lifeSarah Jackson, Chief Executive of Working Families said: ‘This is an exciting landmark year for the Top Employers for Working Families awards. The work-life and flexible working landscape is truly changing. In the last 12 months we’ve welcomed the extension of the Right to Request flexible working to all employees and the introduction of Shared Parental Leave for new parents. Employers who go the extra mile to offer support to parents, carers and flexible workers will attract the best staff and will reap the benefits of a loyal, engaged and productive workforce.  The judging panel was impressed by the inspiring and innovative policies and practices in this year’s entrants and congratulate all finalists on gaining a hard-won place on the shortlist.’

The winners of the Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on 16 June at Vintners’ Hall, London.



Liz Whitehead, Working Families Press Office on 020 7253 7243 or email press@workingfamilies.org.uk

To contact LSE, email Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Office, 020 7107 5025, j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk

Notes to editors

For more on the family friendly benefits open to LSE staff, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/intranet/staff/humanResources/changingCircumstancesMovingOn/familyFriendlyBenefits/home.aspx

Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards 2015

Case studies of previous award winners are available here.

About Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life organisation.  The charity supports and gives a voice to working parents and carers, whilst also helping employers create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone. www.workingfamilies.org.uk  Twitter @workingfamuk

1 June 2015