We engage with employers in practical ways to embed family friendly working practices into the workplace. We can help you to enhance your employee productivity and retention, decrease time and cost spent on recruitment, reduce absenteeism and widen your talent pool. Our aim is to make Scotland a beacon of excellence in family friendly working.


You can download our ‘Support for Employers’ Guide by clicking the image, right.


Building the Business Case for Flexible Working

Working Families have over 30 years of experience in supporting employers create high performing family friendly workplaces. If you want further information on Working Families membership, benchmarking or training please click here.

Employer Events

Our events are tailored to meet the needs of employers to support them to develop effective family friendly working practices to achieve great results for employees and business. FFWS events offer a great opportunity to learn and come together with peers to share best practice.  Go to Events page

Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards

The annual Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards recognise progressive employers that are leading the way in family friendly working practices. Go to Awards page

Happy to Talk Flexible Working

Too few jobs are being advertised as suitable for flexible working and this is restricting the talent pool from which employers can recruit.  Employers need to think about job design before recruitment, and give potential qualified applicants the confidence to ask about alternative patterns of work. The Happy to Talk Flexible Working strapline and logo has been developed for employers to put on job adverts. Guidance about embedding flexibility in job design is also available for employers to complement the use of the strapline. Using the strapline is very straightforward. Click here for more information

Stakeholder Group

Scotland’s new economic strategy rests on two core principles – the need to increase competitiveness and the need to tackle inequality. The FFWS Stakeholder Group is an expert group of business leaders that have come together to use their collective knowledge and skills to consider approaches to developing progressive and innovative family friendly workplace practices. The findings of this group will be published in spring 2016 and will be of great value to employers and policy makers.

icon-quote“Our people not only contribute significantly to our continued business success, but also play a vital role in the lives of their families.  Our family friendly policies and practices help our people balance their commitments better, both inside and outside of the workplace.”

Support for Employers





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