There were big smiles in the Hireserve office last week, when we discovered we were shortlisted for a Top Employer flexible working award.

The Top Employer awards celebrate organisations who demonstrate a real commitment to work life balance practices. Hireserve is shortlisted in the SME (1-25 staff) category.

‘The awards recognise employers of all kinds who are progressive in their flexible working practices and proactive in seeking to retain talented staff, particularly working parents who want to combine successful careers with being a parent.’

The Top Employer awards are now in their 8th year. The awards showcase employers across the country who take an innovative approach to work-life balance. Crucially, shortlisted organisations also see the positive impact that agile working has on their business.

Over the years, we have embedded an open, trusting and flexible approach to working patterns within our company culture. We were thrilled when we won the Top Employer SME flexible working award back in 2011 and 2014, and we were a finalist at the 2015 awards.

We are incredibly proud of this recognition. Moreover, the SME category is particularly close to our hearts as it strengthens the belief that small businesses can implement sustainable flexible working practices just as effectively as larger organisations.

We would like to congratulate all finalists, including our fellow SME award shortlisted organisations, Cuttsy+Cuttsy and Footdown Limited. 

We’ll find out whether we will be crowned 2017 winners at an award ceremony in November. Until then, please do keep your fingers crossed for us at the Top Employer awards!

Find out more

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Tristan Potter

Tristan has a decade's worth of experience writing content and copy for organisations across Bristol and the Southwest of England. He has written on a diverse range of topics, including technology, philosophy, politics, and recruitment. His writing has appeared in The Drum, HR Grapevine, and The Guardian, among other publications. He joined Hireserve in March 2022.