Northern Gas and Power and Skyscanner among 2018’s best employers for work-life balance


Utilities organisation Northern Gas and Power, travel website Skyscanner (pictured) and employment agency Goodman Masson are among the organisations featured on the Highest Rated Companies for Work-Life Balance 2018 list, compiled by recruitment organisation Glassdoor.

The list ranks UK organisations based on their overall work-life balance rating, which is awarded online, via employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor. To feature on the list, a minimum of 80 work-life balance ratings must have been submitted by UK employees by 12 July 2018.

Northern Gas and Power topped 2018’s final list, with a work-life balance rating of 4.7. Energy supply organisation Love Energy Savings ranked in second place and technology firm Chess ICT came in third.

Other organisations that feature on the list include estate agency Purplebricks and financial organisation Capital One.

The top 20 highest rated organisations for work-life balance in 2018 is:

  1. Northern Gas and Power
  2. Love Energy Savings
  3. Chess ICT
  4. Environment Agency
  5. Skyscanner
  6. Equal Experts
  7. RHP
  8. Capital One
  9. Bank of England
  10. Sytner
  11. M&G
  12. Citizens Advice
  13. Goodman Masson
  14. Bromford
  15. Purplebricks
  16. Arm
  17. VMware
  18. Civica
  19. Anglian Water
  20. Thomson Reuters

John Lamphiere, managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “While tech [organisations] get a lot of attention for offering amazing perks and handsome salaries, these results indicate that it’s the non-tech businesses which provide UK employees with the best levels of work-life balance.

“If [employers] want to attract quality talent, [they] need to be able to provide flexible working conditions and have a management team open to the idea of their employees working from home. We know that a good work-life balance is important to UK job seekers, so being a workplace where it’s valued can be a serious recruiting advantage.”