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Yorkshire Building Society retains family friendly employer status

"Being named as one of the UK’s most family friendly workplaces in consecutive years is a brilliant achievement for the Society and one which we’re very proud of."

14 September 2018
Tracey Newton
Director of People Performance
Yorkshire Building Society

  • Society named in the UK’s top 30 employers for being a family friendly workplace
  • The Yorkshire was also commended for Best Flexible Working Initiative at the Best Practice Awards in June.
  • Yorkshire Building Society operates family friendly principles and flexible working practices to help colleagues

Yorkshire Building Society has been named – for the second year running - as one of the best UK employers for building flexible, family friendly workplaces.

The Society is listed in the top 30 employers by charity Working Families after competing with large and small public and private sector organisations.

It earned the accolade after introducing a new approach more suited to finding a work-life balance.

Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity works with employers to create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone.

Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive of Working Families, said:

Congratulations to Yorkshire Building Society whose flexible and family-friendly workplace has earnt them a much-coveted place on 2018’s list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families.

Their flexible and family-friendly working policies supporting mothers, fathers and carers are well developed, and flexible working is becoming embedded.

What’s key to unlocking parents’ potential is a family friendly workplace culture.  Importantly, Yorkshire Building Society recognises this and is striving to ensure their underlying workplace culture supports the flexible and family-friendly policies they have in place.

This latest recognition comes on the back of the Yorkshire being commended for Best Flexible Working Initiative at the charity’s Best Practice Awards in June.

Tracey Newton, Director of People Performance at Yorkshire Building Society, said:

Being named as one of the UK’s most family friendly workplaces in consecutive years is a brilliant achievement for the Society and one which we’re very proud of.

We have invested in our people and our culture with the introduction last year of a new initiative, ‘Finding the Balance’. This was geared around family friendly principles and flexible working practices to help make the Society a place of work our colleagues can be proud of. For this to be recognised again by Working Families is a real honour.

For more information about working for Yorkshire Building Society visit our careers site here.

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