Brand Learning wins Top Employer 2013 in Workingmums Award
We are proud to announce that Brand Learning was awarded 'Top Employer SME (26-250 employees)' in the Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards which recognises smaller companies that demonstrate a real commitment to 'work-life balance' employment practices that specifically help working parents, such as flexible working, support on return to work from maternity leave and career development.
In addition, Brand Learning was shortlisted in the 'Talent Attraction' category, which recognises those organisations that demonstrate recruitment practices which openly promote flexible working.
When announced as the winner of the SME Top Employer (26-250 employees) category, the judges specifically mentioned that they were impressed by the diversity of our board, our investment in an Employee Assistance Programme and our Directors truly 'walking the talk' when it comes to practicing flexible working - thriving in an industry that holds a traditionally 'long hours' culture.
Michele McGrath, chief operating officer of Brand Learning, comments: "We value and appreciate the link between flexibility, engagement, wellbeing and performance. Our flexible working policies are central to our effectiveness as a business and help make Brand Learning a great place to work - especially for directors, both men and women who support 120 multinationals so travel extensively across the world. We are very honoured to be recognised for our efforts by this 'Top Employer' Award."
The purpose of these high profile awards is to recognise employers who have embraced the business benefits of flexible working and have been proactive in seeking to recruit and retain talented staff, particularly working parents who want to combine successful careers with being a parent.
Sponsored by Unilever, the awards ceremony was held on 5 November 2013 at The Soho Hotel with a keynote address given by Jo Swinson, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs.