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National Work Life Week, October 2-6

The week was an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance.

Organized in Partnership with Working Families, National Work Life Week 2018 was a success! On the 2nd of October we published the results of our YouGov poll, revealing that flexible working has improved the quality of life of 9 out of 10 participants. Family friendly Working Scotland hit the headlines with most of the Scottish national press (and some radio) running stories about National Work Life Week. Working Families hosted a very successful Work Life Conference, and on October 3rd published the Top 30 Employer for Working Families Benchmark.


Over in Scotland, we hosted a successful training workshop with RBS in Edinburgh, and a fully booked half-day conference and DWF Law, Glasgow.

Quality of life better with flexible work, say 9 out of 10 Scots in new poll

2-6 October 2017 is National Work Life Week!

We carried out a YouGov poll, surveying over 1000 people, to find more about working flexibly in Scotland. The results are here.

Scottish Top Employers Awards are open!

The search is on for the country’s most flexible and family friendly employers with the launch today of the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards.

Organised by Family Friendly Working Scotland, the awards showcase the work of forward-thinking businesses who support employees to combine home and work life.

Lisa Gallagher, Programme Director at Family Friendly Working Scotland, said:

“The Scottish Top Employers for Working Families awards are totally unique. They are the only business awards which specifically recognise employers that have created a great flexible and family friendly working culture. The awards are a great platform for people-centred businesses to get recognition for their innovative approach and to be recognised as trail-blazers in their field.”

Now entering their fourth year, the awards are attended by 150 business leaders.

Scottish flexible workers compete for 1 in 8 skilled job, study shows

New research has examined for the first time the ratio of quality jobs advertised as open to flexible working options in Scotland.

Conducted by flexibility experts Timewise, and commissioned by the Scottish Government working in partnership with Family Friendly Working Scotland, the research reveals a huge mismatch between the availability of flexible jobs and the number of people wanting to work flexibly.

Family Friendly Working Scotland champions senior job-share role

Nikki and Lisa

Family Friendly Working Scotland (FFWS) – the hub organisation for flexible and family friendly working in Scotland – is living its mission by enabling its most senior role to be carried out on a job share basis.

The job share sees two successful, committed, hard-working women with complimentary skill sets and can-do attitudes working together on distinct areas of responsibility. Two people with young children, seeking a creative way to combine parenthood with a senior leadership role.

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