Workplace Options Honored as 2012 Top Employer for Working Families

4 October 2012 – London – Workplace Options, a leading international Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) with local headquarters in London, was named as a recipient of the 2012 Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark Awards – an honor given annually to the UK’s most creative and innovative employers in their commitment to support employees’ work-life balance needs.

Workplace Options was named one of the Top 3 Small Family-Friendly Businesses, earning a spot on the prestigious list for the first time.

“This is an honor and an accomplishment that we are extremely proud of,” said Alan King, Workplace Options managing partner. “Work-life balance is a core part of what we do as a business, but it’s also a central characteristic that defines who we are.”

“When employees have the ability to balance their personal and professional lives, they are healthier, more productive, more engaged and happier all-around,” he added. “Finding new ways to do this is not just good for business, it’s good for everyone.”

The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards were founded by Working Families in partnership with the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). Employers are judged based on their holistic approach to integrating employee support and work-life considerations across the organization.

Winners of the 2012 awards include Barclays, Citi, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), UBS, Deloitte and KPMG, among others.

“These awards recognize innovation in practice designed to foster flexible, family-friendly cultures that allow employees to be effective both at work and at home,” King said. “This is what we do every day as a company, and we hold ourselves to a high standard to do it just as well for our own employees as we do for the clients we serve around the world.”

“We help employees around the world balance their work, family and personal needs,” said Alan King, president and chief operating officer of Workplace Options. “The companies we work with understand the incredible impact this has on the morale, engagement, and productivity of their workforce – as well as their bottom line.”

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