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HomeServe named among UK’s top four employers for work-life balance

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Independent job site Glassdoor names Preston-based home assistance provider fourth overall for supporting the work-life balance of employees

HomeServe comes out ahead of Rolls-Royce and Google in the 2017 list 

Leading home assistance provider HomeServe has today (August 10) been named as one of the top four companies in the UK for supporting its employees’ work-life balance.

Independent job website Glassdoor rated the Preston-based firm behind only American Express, car dealership Lookers and travel website Expedia (1st) in the study, which was based on feedback and reviews from companies’ employees.

HomeServe’s work-life balance rating came out at 4.2 out of five – just 0.1 behind Expedia and ahead of international firms such as Google, Unilever, Proctor & Gamble and Rolls-Royce.

HomeServe Membership CEO Greg Reed said: “Making HomeServe a great place to work year after year and ensuring that our People feel engaged to make a difference in our Customers’ lives is a huge part of who we are. To appear in the top four of Glassdoor’s list for the second consecutive year is a sign that we are getting it right.

“Our People are right at the heart of everything we do. If we take care of our People, they take care of the Customers and the rest takes care of itself. That’s why we strive to fulfil our ambition of being one of the best places to work in the UK.”

Glassdoor winners are ranked based on their overall work-life balance rating from employees in the UK during the past year. The website, which is one of the largest and fastest growing job sites in the world, has reviews and insights for approximately 700,000 companies in 190 countries.

In June, Glassdoor named HomeServe UK CEO Martin Bennett as the third highest rated CEO out of 24,000 companies in its Employees’ Choice Awards recognising the Highest Rated CEOs for 2017. 

Martin is one of only eight CEOs to feature consistently on the table every year since Glassdoor began the rankings three years ago.

David Whitby, UK Country Manager at Glassdoor, said: “Companies are realising that you can get more out of your workforce if you create an environment where people feel it is ok to take time out and be flexible with the working week.

“It’s not about leaving the office early, it’s about integrating work and lifestyle. At the end of the day, employers that trust their staff to do their job to the best of their ability, and recognise that everyone has commitments and interests outside the office, will create more loyalty.”

  1. Methodology: For a company to be considered in Glassdoor’s report, Highest Rated Companies for Work-Life Balance 2017, a minimum of 50 work-life balance ratings must have been submitted by UK-based employees between 18/07/16 and 17/07/17. Academic institutions such as Universities are excluded from these rankings.
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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.