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Softcat PLC, the UK and Ireland’s leading technology reseller and solutions provider, has ranked second in Glassdoor’s research which looks at the companies who offer a good work-life balance to its employees.
Glassdoor research has found that there is no clear consensus among employees about what makes a good work-life balance and the current ‘one size fits all’ solution is not meeting the complex needs to the modern workplace. The findings are published alongside Glassdoor’s ranking for the UK’s best companies for work-life balance, where Softcat ranks at number two, all based on employee’s reviews.
“Employee reviews on Glassdoor indicate that the companies that top the work-life balance rankings offer a range of options to help workers harmonize their home and professional lives” comments Lauren Thomas, Economist at Glassdoor. “Whether it is the autonomy to set one's schedule, hybrid working policies or simply trust shown by management that work will be delivered without being tied to an office, it is clear that a healthy balance is best achieved when employees can individualise their approach to work.”
Alongside other benefits Softcat offers flexible start/finish times, part-time roles, home working, hybrid opportunities and flexibility around school pick up and drop off.
Rebecca Monk, HR Director at Softcat, says of the award: “ At Softcat we recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work is different for everyone too. We are absolutely delighted that feedback from our very own people, alongside former employees, has helped us gain this recognition. We have a unique and inclusive culture and helping our Softcatters maintain their work-life balance is a big part of that.”
According to Glassdoor data, both now and pre-COVID tech has ranked the best industry for work-life balance. Four of the 10 top companies this year are from this sector (Softcat, Sky Betting & Gambling, Dell Technologies, and SAP) and offers flat, non-hierarchical management structures and the ability to complete most work with little need for in-office equipment.