The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service won the award for its innovation in flexible working. It went from underperforming to earning an outstanding rating from Ofsted and doubling its productivity rate.
Cafcass was praised by the judges for the significant transformation it had achieved in a rigid and paper-based sector.
Gillian Nissim, Founder of Workingmums.co.uk, said: “Cafcass’ entry was really impressive and shows how a holistic approach to flexible working can benefit employees, the organisation and its clients. The turnaround it has achieved through implementation of flexible practices is truly remarkable.”
The Awards, sponsored by You At Work, were presented at a London ceremony last night. The winners were:
Winner of the Overall Top Employer Award: Cafcass, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
The Top Employer Award for Innovation in Flexible Working: Cafcass
The Top Employer Award for Career Progression: Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
The Top Employer Award for Best for Dads: London School of Economics and Political Science.
The Top Employer Award for Talent Attraction: Barclays.
Winner of the Top Employers Award for Family Support: Centrica.
The Top Employer Award for SMEs with 1-25 employees: Cariad Marketing.
Top Employer Award for SMEs with over 26-250 employees: iCrossing.
The Working Mums Champion Award went to Natasha Clarke from SThree PLC. The judges were highly impressed by the way she had led change for women in the recruitment industry both within her company and externally and for her work as a mentor and sponsor of women.