Kibble Education and Care Centre have been named one of Scotland’s Most Family Friendly Employers by leading organisation Family Friendly Working Scotland (FFWS) earlier this month (9th March). Kibble was shortlisted for the award of Best Third Sector Employer after impressing judges with their attitude towards promoting a family friendly culture.
The awards celebrate progressive organisations that recognise that family friendly and flexible working brings benefits to employees, while also delivering high performance and successful businesses.
Through family friendly working practices employers have found that they can achieve increased productivity and performance, reduced absenteeism, better morale and well-being, as well as improving staff retention and recruitment.
Jim Gillespie, Chief Executive Designate at Kibble, said:
“At Kibble we recognise the social and economic benefits of creating a family friendly workplace culture. We are committed to supporting family friendly policies and flexible working.
“This award is great recognition of our way of helping create a work life balance as well as delivering an important service to some of society’s most vulnerable young people.”
Sarah Jackson OBE, CEO Working Families, who chaired The Scottish Top Employers for Working Families judging panel, said:
“The quality of entries was exceptional this year and it is apparent that organisations of all sizes and sectors across Scotland are wholeheartedly embracing family friendly flexible working. There is a clear understanding of the benefits this brings to business, family life, society and the economy.
“Finalists demonstrate success and impact as a result of implementing a family friendly approach and there was also a deep understanding of the link between flexibility and high performance.”