Dentsu Aegis Network named a top employer for working families

We're delighted to announce that Dentsu Aegis Network has been named within the highly coveted top 30 list of the most family-friendly workplaces in the UK from Working Families, the leading work-life balance charity.

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Oct 11, 2019
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What's more, our organisation is the only marketing services agency to be named within the 'Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark', which is based on scores from four key areas of flexible and family-friendly policies and practices that support working parents and carers.  These areas include:

  • Integration to organisational strategy and culture – which looks at culture, attitude and how far flexible and family-friendly working practices have become embedded
  • Policy – which looks at the creation, development and deployment of flexible and family-friendly working policies
  • Consistent practice – which considers how well flexible and family-friendly working are supported
  • Evidence and statistics – which looks at the effects of flexible and family-friendly working on the organisation, and their ability to understand those effects.

Dentsu Aegis Network was recognised for its well-established agile and flexible working policy first introduced in 2016 and subsequently rolled out across our other brands, functions and centres of excellence.

Anne Sewell, Chief People Officer, DAN UK & Ireland, said: "We're thrilled to be recognised for our commitment to creating a culture that fully supports our working parents and carers. We appreciate that our people have responsibilities for children of all ages as well as elder care, and we continue to work hard to ensure that they feel fully supported to achieve their best at work and at home."

Additional benefits and policies contributed to our success in the Benchmark including 20 weeks' paid shared parental leave to match our maternity and adoption policies; three weeks' paternity leave; a buddy and coaching programme for parents and carers returning to work; and an Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees and their family members.

About Working Families 

Working Families is the UK's work-life balance charity. They help working parents and carers—and their employers—find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.

You can see the full list of Top Employers for Working Families, here.

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Carat UK

Carat is a global, award-winning agency – focused on building our client’s brands and driving measurable business performance for some of the world’s largest brands, including Diageo, Kellogg’s, Mondelēz, Mastercard and Microsoft. The Carat team works across a network of 10,000 employees across 150 countries, with five locations in the UK - London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Consistently recognised as #1 in RECMA’s Global Qualitative Evaluation ranking, 2018 also saw Carat UK win three Cannes Lions and four IPA Effectiveness Awards, proof we are truly innovating the way brands are built. Carat is part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese powerhouse, Dentsu Inc.

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