Scotland’s best employers for flexible working have been announced by leading work life balance charity, Family Friendly Working Scotland.
Now in its fifth year, the Top Employers Awards celebrate forward-thinking employers who understand how flexibility is good for people - helping them successfully balance work and home life - as well as for business growth.
Figures from Family Friendly Working Scotland show Scots are almost unanimous (95%) in their belief that work life balance is at least as important as salary. This includes nearly a third (32%) of the population who feel it is more important. More than half (55%) of Scottish workers say they already work flexibly (1).
Working Families is seeking qualified candidates to join the Board of Trustees to help working parents and carers – and their employers – find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. The Charity has recently undergone a period of significant change and this is an exciting time to join Working Families and contribute to its future.
What will you be doing?
- Providing expert advice, challenge and support to the Senior Management Team
- Expected to attend 6 Board Meetings a year and regular meetings of the sub-committee to which you are assigned plus one strategy away day each year
- Supporting Working Families’ events throughout the year
- Directing the overall management of the Charity and providing strategic guidance and governance
Find further information here
I started writing this blog post in October. Then I got distracted. That pretty much sums up my life right now. I have become a mothering cliché.
The Future of Work report, commissioned by Airbnb, has revealed that the modern trend of remote and flexible working is set to continue; and companies embracing this change stand to get the best talent hires.
Hannah and Scott Fleming have a slightly complicated schedule. She works from 7.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and works from home on a Friday; her husband Scott works from 7.30am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday, and stays home on Mondays to work from 7am to 1pm. They agree on one thing: they could never make it work if they were not both employees at Scottish Qualifications Authority.