Alexander Mann Solutions wins Working Families' Best flexible working initiative award 2017
Alexander Mann Solutions has won the 2017 'Working Families' award in the category of 'Best flexible working initiative.'
Now in their eighth year, the Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards showcase flexible and family friendly workplaces across the UK. The accolade comes just months after Laurie Padua, director of technology and operations consulting at Alexander Mann Solutions, was named in the 2017 Power Part Time List: A national roll call of the UK's top 50 men and women who work in senior, business-critical roles, all on less than five days per week.
On the afternoon of the awards, Alexander Mann Solutions was commended for its global flexible working programme which is succeeding in placing flexible working at the heart of its global operations, supporting an agile workforce and adopting quickly to shifting workforce demands.
The company's flexible working survey also showed an increase in employees who said they had flexible working opportunities. In the past year alone in the UK, numbers rose from 48% to 66%.
Sandy Lucas, global director of people capital at Alexander Mann Solutions, commented, "It's a real honour to be recognised for the progress we've made in flexible working. Competition in this category was fierce and there were some inspiring examples of best practice highlighted. Alexander Mann Solutions proactively invests in creating an inspiring and inclusive environment for our colleagues. We're continuously developing an agile workforce for our global client-base, which is integral for effective operations, especially amongst the 'gig' generation.
"Any company is only as good as its people, and by enabling our talent to explore non-traditional working options to the benefit of our own business, we are in a better position to support the partners we work with to push the envelope in this area."
Sarah Jackson OBE, chief executive of Working Families, said, "We congratulate Alexander Mann Solutions on winning the best flexible working initiative award in an outstanding field of entries. They have placed flexible working at the heart of their global business strategy and demonstrate company-wide support for flexibility. The Top Employers for Working Families award winners have been singled out because they offer leading flexible workplaces that support the grain of their employees' lives. I look forward to working with Alexander Mann Solutions and all the winners to make work work, for people, families and the economy, so that families thrive and business prospers."
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