Top 15 UK employers for work-life balance

Top 15 UK employers for work-life balance

Transport for London (TfL) is the best UK company for work-life balance, according to new research from Indeed.

The list, which was ranked based on reviews from millions of employees posted on the job site, defined a good work-life balance with the following traits: good holiday allocation, sympathetic working hours and the ability to leave work at the office.

And clearly, TfL’s HR strategy is heading in the right direction as employees benefit from the firms’ positive ‘staff first’ mentality.

Tricia Wright, Chief People Officer at Transport for London (TfL), comments: “It’s great to be recognised as the best place to work for work-life balance, especially since the award is a result of feedback from people who have worked at TfL.

“We have a range of opportunities that give staff better work-life balance, from flexible working, to staff network groups, including groups for parents and carers, where our staff can share their experiences and advice.”

Technology giant Apple secured third place on the list - the highest of any private sector organisation – following University of Leeds in second place.

Marmite owner Unilever secured fourth place, giving Brits a reason to love, rather than hate working in the consumer goods sector.

Bill Richards, UK Managing Director at, Indeed, comments: “There is much to be gained both for employers and employees from encouraging a healthy work/life balance so all companies in this list should be applauded for already offering more to their staff than just a salary, none more so than Transport for London for leading the way."

This reinforces recent data from the jobsite that revealed almost 90% of Brits do not regard salary as the most important factor in their job.

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 “There is a healthy mixture of employers from a wide variety of industries and both public and private sectors which demonstrates that offering a good work/life balance is by no means exclusively the domain of trendy tech start-ups but is in fact something all smart employers should be doing.

“People remain the most important asset in business, so attracting good staff and allowing them to perform at their best should be deemed a priority, not an afterthought, and ensuring you promote a good work/life balance is central to this.”

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