We were delighted to receive the workingmums.co.uk Top Employer award for SMEs at a ceremony held on the 5thOctober in  London.

The annual awards recognise employers who are progressive in their flexible working practices and proactive in seeking to assist working parents combine successful careers with being a parent.

Karen Ovenden collects Working Mums award for HireserveThe judging panel praised Hireserve for clearly demonstrating the business case for adopting flexible working.

In addition, we were recognised for the way in which we communicate our working environment and that part time colleagues are considered to be key members of the team with  career progression fully open to them.

Karen Ovenden said: “We are thrilled to win this award and extremely proud of our flexible working policies which have enabled us to build a really strong team.  

Employing staff that work flexibly has been of immense benefit to Hireserve as we have been able to attract and retain a talented and resourceful team.  

This has resulted in low staff turnover and absenteeism and a focussed and motivated workforce who are incredibly loyal and dedicated.”

Click here to read more about the awards.


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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.