Brand Learning wins award for support of working families

London, New York and Singapore-based capability development consultancy Brand Learning was last night announced as joint winner of the Top Small Family-Friendly Employer award, sponsored by Childcarescheme.com in association with the Top Employers for Working Families 2014.

These awards, founded by Working Families in partnership with the Institute for Employment Studies, recognise employers who support parents, carers and flexible workers with work-life balance and career development. Brand Learning was shortlisted for the award in 2013 and has taken it one step further with this year’s success.

Brand Learning lifts the capabilities of people and organizations to drive growth by creating better value for their customers. It prides itself on being expert, engaging, inclusive and inspiring change. It has recognised that there is a clear link between its purpose as a business and its own culture and values around growing its people and helping tem perform at their best.

With this in mind, Brand Learning has an impressive track record in encouraging parents to return to work after maternity leave, and also in retaining them through their second child and beyond. It is vital to the company that flexible employees can still progress and employees are promoted on merit.

Flexible working can be agreed from day one when someone joins Brand Learning provided a case can be met to demonstrate the flexibility meets both the needs of the individual and the business.

Sarah Jackson, CEO Working Families said: “Brand Learning’s benchmark showed a company that takes flexible working seriously, ensuring a firm foundation of support that means employees can be confident that the business will approach flexible working positively, with a view to making it work for everyone who wants or needs to work in a flexible way.”

Since its inception in 2000, Brand Learning has supported over 120 leading multinational organisations in more than 60 countries to lift the capabilities of people and organisations to drive growth by creating better value for their customers - creating sustained performance change in their commercial teams. Its international client list is a roll call of some of the world’s most successful companies including multinational giants such as PepsiCo, Astra Zeneca, GSK, Unilever, Shell, Novartis and Kellogg’s.

Michele McGrath, group managing director (US & Asia) & chief operating officer at Brand Learning, commented: "We recognise and leverage the powerful links between flexibility and agile working, emotional engagement, wellbeing, and high-performance. Work-life balance and career progression are so important to everyone at Brand Learning, so we make it our priority to give our team what they need to perform at their best.

“Our flexible working policies help make Brand Learning not only a great place to work, but also a great partner for our clients as we are able to attract and retain a highly motivated and engaged team of people. We are very honoured to be recognised for our efforts and to have been awarded first place as a ‘Top Employer for Working Families’."

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